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KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows Increase in Food Prices for Second Straight Quarter

After two years of slight quarterly declines in food prices, the most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey indicates a food-cost increase for a second straight quarter.

The survey, taken four times each year, price-checks 40 basic food items throughout the state in an effort to gauge current food-price trends. Since the end of 2016, surveyed food items had dropped by a total of $3.79 or just over three percent.

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on Farm Bill passage
June 22, 2018
Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on Farm Bill passage

Yesterday’s passage of the House Farm Bill is a victory for Kentucky farm families. I want to thank Kentucky Farm Bureau volunteer leaders who helped advocate for this bill.

Across Kentucky Promo June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018
June 21, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018

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Across Kentucky - June 29, 2018
June 21, 2018
Across Kentucky - June 29, 2018

Each year more than 1,000 Kentucky youth compete in one of three junior livestock expos across the state.  Chris Caudill with the Kentucky Division of Shows and Fairs talks tells us what a livestock expo is, what happens and some of the awards exhibitors can win during the events.

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Across Kentucky - June 28, 2018
June 21, 2018
Across Kentucky - June 28, 2018

June is Dairy Month in Kentucky and across the nation.  On today’s show host Alan Watts talks with Henry County Dairy Farmer Terry Rowlett, who chairs the Kentucky Farm Bureau Dairy Advisory Committee, about the importance of dairy farmers, challenges they are facing and the caring and concern that each dairy farmer shares

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Across Kentucky - June 27, 2018
June 21, 2018
Across Kentucky - June 27, 2018

Wheat harvest is winding down in some parts of Kentucky, but still in full swing in other parts.  On today’s show host Alan Watts takes you inside a combine to meet farmer Brandon Hunt to talk about the combine he is operating, how the wheat harvest is turning out and his passion for agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - June 26, 2018
June 21, 2018
Across Kentucky - June 26, 2018

Members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting are not only learning about trade issues this week in China, they are also seeing Chinese agriculture first hand.  Former Secretary of Agriculture John Block, who served under President Ronald Reagan, says the group he is leading may be surprised by the progressive nature of Chinese Agriculture.

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