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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 - May 10, 2019
May 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 10, 2019

The Pennyrile Resource, Conservation and Development District will partner with Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority to host what is possibly the first Water Festival in Kentucky.  Event organizer Charles Turner talks about the water festival, why it is being held, how it began and what they hope people will learn during the event Saturday, May 11.

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Across Kentucky - May 9, 2019
May 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 9, 2019

Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance recently hosted an event to help raise money to fight the hunger problem in Kentucky.  Communications Director Dan Smaldone talks about Clays for a Cause, how the event came about, how much money they raised and the need to feed the hungry in the state.

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Across Kentucky - May 8, 2019
May 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 8, 2019

On Tuesday, Mallory Lawrence talked about the Homegrown Project and how it will benefit the Trigg County Agriculture Department.  On today's program we meet the students who will be growing the food and find out what they hope to learn through the project.

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Across Kentucky - May 7, 2019
May 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 7, 2019

A Kentucky woman is partnering with the Trigg County High School Agriculture Department to raise homegrown produce to market in her grocery store.  Hancock's Neighborhood Market owner Mallory Lawrence introduces the Homegrown Project, talks about the role of the Trigg County High School Agriculture Department and their work to grow the produce.

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Across Kentucky - May 6, 2019
May 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 6, 2019

May is Beef Month in Kentucky and the Kentucky Beef Council is planning several stops across the state to kick off the summer grilling season.  Katelyn Hawkins with the Kentucky Beef Council talks about the theme, the recipes people can sample and where you might see them.

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Market Closes - May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019
Market Closes - May 1, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed with corn leading the way higher on growing concerns that planting progress will be very slow in the Corn Belt due to wet soils and a cool and rainy forecast into mid-May (or longer). Cattle futures closed mostly lower, albeit by small amounts.  Lean Hog futures closed sharply higher to LIMIT UP.