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University of Kentucky Agricultural Economist Will Snell says many farmers have fared reasonable well this year.

Activists Arrested At Kentucky Farm Bureau Ham Breakfast

Aug 22, 2019
Kyeland Jackson / WFPL

Three protesters, including Fairness Campaign Leader Chris Hartman, were arrested Thursday morning at the Kentucky State Fair outside the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual fundraiser.

A man from Murray, Kentucky has been named Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2018 farmer of the year.


Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

  Jimmy Tosh sells a lot of pigs. He is owner and CEO of Tosh Farms, Tosh Pork, and Bacon By Gosh, in Henry County, Tennessee, and has 84 contracted barns in the region where farmers grow pigs for his products.

Still from White House video.

When President Trump spoke to the American Farm Bureau annual convention this month he focused on the regulatory rollbacks and tax cuts that motivated many farmers to help vote him into office.

Lisa Gillespie, WFPL

  As they have for several years, protesters gathered outside the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Annual Ham Breakfast Thursday morning at the state fair.

Courtesy Jeanna Glisson, cropped

Farms can be peaceful but they are also among the most dangerous places to work. In a five year period more than 170 people were killed in agriculture-related accidents in the Ohio Valley region. Yet safety regulators are often limited in what they can do on farms. Nicole Erwin of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports on efforts to reduce the growing hazards.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

U.S. Congressman James Comer held a two-part town hall forum at the Hopkinsville Community College Monday night, having made earlier stops in Taylor and Simpson Counties. The evening began with a Kentucky Farm Bureau listening session, discussing challenges in crafting the next Farm Bill and agriculture industry representatives outlining what they want in the next legislation. A more informal event followed, answering questions from members of local groups opposing President Trump's agenda: 'Pennyroyal Indivisible' and 'Resist Kentucky.'

Ryland Barton, WFPL

Lexington Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray says the Kentucky Farm Bureau should change its policies that oppose same-sex marriage and other LGBTQ issues.

Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles, via Twitter @KYAgCommish

A Lexington-based bank is taking home the Kentucky State Fair's grand champion ham for $600,000 dollars.

Central Bank made the winning bid in a charity auction at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast this Thursday. 

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