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KFB Wins Awards of Excellence from American Farm Bureau

KFB Wins Awards of Excellence from American Farm Bureau

Kentucky Farm Bureau took home several organizational awards presented at this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 101st annual convention.  Each year state Farm Bureaus are presented awards in different categories related to programs and initiatives.

Across Kentucky - September 27, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 27, 2019

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles will serve as Vice President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture in the coming year.  Commissioner Quarles talks about being elected to the office, other Kentuckians who hold national offices and what those offices mean for Kentucky.

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Across Kentucky - September 26, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 26, 2019

There is a relatively new disease that is impacting a commonly known tree in Kentucky.  Christian County Horticulture Agent Kelly Jackson talks about what is causing the disease that is affecting Sassafras trees, how to tell if trees have the disease, what causes it and how to get rid of the insect.

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Across Kentucky - September 25, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 25, 2019

Farmers in central Kentucky will have a chance to attend the University of Kentucky Beef Bash Thursday, September 26, at the Oran Little Research Farm in Versailles.  IRM Beef Coordinator Ben Crites talks about the event, what topics will be covered, who will be speaking and other details. 

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Across Kentucky - September 24, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 24, 2019

The latest United States Department of Agriculture Food Insecurity Survey shows a decrease in hunger in the Kentucky during the past three years.  Tamara Sandburg with Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland says, although there was a decrease, the number of hungry people in the state is still too high.  

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Across Kentucky - September 23, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 23, 2019

The University of Kentucky’s final Kentucky Agricultural Training School this Thursday at the Research and Education Center in Princeton will focus on what to do after the harvest.  Extension Agronomist Dr. Edwin Richey says the event at Princeton will focus on whether to plant cover crops, post season herbicide carryover and preparing the storage bins.

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Market Closes - September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019
Market Closes - September 17, 2019

The major CBOT futures contracts closed lower with some volatility at the close. Cattle futures closed strongly higher in the upper end of the day’s trading range.  Lean Hog futures closed sharply lower with the December LH ending down the daily $3.00 limit (expands to $4.50 tomorrow).