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President's Column:  Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

President's Column: Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

By the time Kentucky Farm Bureau was founded as an organization in 1919, the Kentucky State Fair was already celebrating its 17th birthday, officially. But the fair has roots that date back to 1816, making it one of the oldest fair celebrations in the country.

Across Kentucky - July 19, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 19, 2019

Tobacco is always a major part of the University of Kentucky Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day at the Research and Education Center in Princeton.  Extension Tobacco Specialist Dr. Andy Bailey talks about the tobacco stops at the field day, the research they are doing and what farmers can learn on Tuesday, July 23.

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Across Kentucky - July 18, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 18, 2019

Agriculture Undersecretary Bill Northey says dairy farmers still have plenty of time to sign up for the new Dairy Margin Protection Program.  Northey talks about the program, what it offers dairy farmers, how to sign up and other details.

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Across Kentucky – July 17, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky – July 17, 2019

A Johnson County farmer is leading the Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmers this year.  We meet President Tyler Ferguson, learn about his farming operation, how he got started, the importance of the Kentucky Ag Development Board in Eastern Kentucky and why he enjoys farming and agriculture.

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Across Kentucky – July 16, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky – July 16, 2019

The Tennessee-Kentucky Thresherman's Association will host their 50th annual steam engine and threshing show this weekend in Adams, TN.  Derrick Wilson, who is a member of the association, talks about the show, what people can see and when it will take place.

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Across Kentucky – July 15, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky – July 15, 2019

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says Kentucky is leading the way in agricultural hemp production and will help the USDA formulate regulations for the crop.  Secretary Perdue was in Kentucky this month to see agricultural hemp research at the University of Kentucky and learn about the manufacturing industry.

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Market Closes - July 9, 2019
July 9, 2019
Market Closes - July 9, 2019

CBOT futures closed very mixed with corn and wheat declining and soybeans settling higher by the close. Cattle futures closed sharply higher even as boxed beef values dropped sharply. Beyond the nearby July LH contract, lean hog futures closed sharply higher to locked limit up in the Aug/Oct/Dec contracts.