Across Kentucky – February 2, 2016

An in-depth feature on the latest quarterly Market Basket Food Price Survey for Kentucky, indicating a significant drop in retail food prices for the last quarter of 2015. Farm Bureau communications director, Todd Bright, says that the latest food price tally dropped 1.8% from the third quarter, and that for...

Across Kentucky – November 9, 2015

Kentucky food price averages have dropped for the third quarter in a row in 2015 according to Ky Farm Bureau’s latest Marketbasket Survey. Farm group communications director, Todd Bright, provides details of those numbers and trends in specific food price categories that have changed since the...

Grain farm incomes expected to drop significantly in 2015

Washington, D.C., August 3, 2015 – Grain farmers should brace for a drop in net incomes this year as the prices for corn, soybeans and wheat have fallen significantly from recent years, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The latest Agricultural Prices report, released last week by the...

July 4th cookout costs less this year, still under $6 per person

Washington, D.C., June 30, 2015–A Fourth of July cookout of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly less this year and still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau...

Across Kentucky – June 15, 2015

A report today on how the softening agricultural economy has impacted first-quarter numbers for Farm Credit Mid-America.  Feldhaus visits with the lending coop’s CEO, Bill Johnson, about the group’s credit portfolio and credit quality. Loan volume in this first quarter was actually up about 6.5% from...

Cattle market prices down from 2014, but still historically high

In 2014, beef cattle producers were riding some record price highs, but in the first part of the new year, feeder cattle markets dropped by more than $30 per hundredweight. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment livestock marketing specialist Kenny Burdine said the markets...

Across Kentucky – January 18, 2015

Better market prices for dairy farmers have begun to help stabilize the decrease in the number of farms here. Maury Cox, Executive Director of the Ky Dairy Development Council, talks about current trends and two major events next week; the Young Dairy Producers Conference and the KY Dairy Partners meeting,...

Across Kentucky – February 3, 2015

For the seventh quarter in a row the price of the 40 staple food items surveyed in the Farm Bureau Marketbasket have gone up. Comments from farm group public affairs director, Dan Smaldone, with USDA projections for food prices in...

Beef and pork prices push Kentucky retail food costs higher in third quarter of 2014

Louisville, KY (October 15, 2014) – According to the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey, the rising cost of beef and pork products at supermarkets across the state led to an overall 3.9 percent jump in retail food prices during the third quarter of the year. The survey,...

Across Kentucky – September 22, 2014

With livestock prices at very strong levels the mood is understandably high, going into this Thursday’s UK Beef Bash at the Princeton Research and Education Center. UK beef specialist, Roy Burris, talks about some of the demonstrations and exhibits, and the social and business aspects of this unique field...

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