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Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles Sounds Alarm on Unsolicited Foreign Seeds

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles Sounds Alarm on Unsolicited Foreign Seeds

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles is sounding the alarm about reports of foreign seeds being shipped unsolicited to Kentuckians across the Commonwealth. Kentucky is the fourth state known to receive suspicious packages of seeds that appear to have originated from China.

Kentucky Livestock Sector: A Vital Segment of Overall Farm Economy Despite Tough 2019
February 4, 2020
Kentucky Livestock Sector:  A Vital Segment of Overall Farm Economy Despite Tough 2019

No agricultural sector was spared hardships in 2019 due to a multitude of ag-economy issues including volatile commodity markets, international trade difficulties, and weather conditions that were more favorable for waterfowl than anything else.

And while livestock producers dealt with their share of challenges, the sector still represented a very strong part of last year’s farm revenue.

January 31, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 5 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
January 31, 2020
January 31, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 5 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
Market Closes - January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020
Market Closes - January 30, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly lower, led by big losses in the soy complex and less so in corn. Cattle futures closed little changed although prices were tested on both sides of unchanged. Lean Hog futures gapped down and closed limit-down $3.00 today on continued concerns about the coronavirus and large pork production (more hogs, heavier average weight).

Across Kentucky Promo February 3, 3030 - February 7, 2020
January 30, 2020
Across Kentucky Promo February 3, 3030 - February 7, 2020

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Across Kentucky - February 7, 2020
January 30, 2020
Across Kentucky - February 7, 2020

Kentucky Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Chairman Vickie Bryant from Monroe County says she is looking forward to serving on the American Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.  Bryant talks about her first event in March, traveling to other states to learn what they do, and what she is looking forward to during her two-year term.

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Across Kentucky - February 6, 2020
January 30, 2020
Across Kentucky - February 6, 2020

Past United Soybean Board Chairman Keith Tapp from Kentucky says he learned quite a bit during his year leading the Soybean Board.  Tapp talks about some of the places around the world he traveled to visit trading partners, trade with China and Japan, and some of the work of the organization to help find new buyers of soybeans.

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