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Comment Column by KFB 1st Vice President Eddie Melton: We are Stronger Together

Comment Column by KFB 1st Vice President Eddie Melton: We are Stronger Together

I remember a time in the early 1980s, when being on the farm was difficult at best and almost impossible. I will admit, there was a point when I considered what life away from the farm would be like.

Across Kentucky - December 20, 2019
December 12, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 20, 2019

University of Kentucky Extension Agriculture Economist Dr. Will Snell says there are a number of variables that could affect Kentucky agriculture in 2020.  Dr. Snell discusses the economic outlook, the challenges and notes some areas that could become positives for farmers across the state.

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Across Kentucky - December 19, 2019
December 12, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 19, 2019

Although Kentucky agriculture had some challenges in 2019, crops turned out better than expected in some areas.  University of Kentucky Extension Agriculture Economist Dr. Will Snell looks back at 2019, identifies some of the challenges and notes some of the bright spots.

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Across Kentucky - December 18, 2019
December 12, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 18, 2019

Kentucky is home to the National Champion 4-H Livestock Judging team.  University of Kentucky Extension Associate for Youth Livestock Programs Steve Austin talks about the championship team, the contest, the competitors and the history of the program. 

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Across Kentucky - December 17, 2019
December 12, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 17, 2019

United States Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Bill Northey says he was happy to be in Louisville recently to help Kentucky Farm Bureau celebrate 100 years.  Northey says he also had time to visit a livestock farm near Shelbyville and see some unique agriculture in Louisville during his visit.

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Across Kentucky - December 16, 2019
December 12, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 16, 2019

United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is pleased with the progress of the industrial hemp industry following implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill.  Leader McConnell talks about some of the challenges and progress with industrial hemp, and notes a priority for Congress in 2020.

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Market Closes - December 11, 2019
December 11, 2019
Market Closes - December 11, 2019

A day after the WASDE failed to excite the market, CBOT futures closed lower and near the day’s lows. Cattle futures closed higher and near the day’s highs in both LC and FC.  Lean Hog futures finished narrowly mixed as pork values changed little today. The Federal Reserve left its interest rate target unchanged at 1.5-1.75%, as expected by the trade.