Kentucky Farm Bureau http://wfpl.org en State Fair Grand Champion Ham Brings $350,000 at Auction http://wfpl.org/post/state-fair-grand-champion-ham-brings-350000-auction <p>The Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham fetched $350,000 at a charity auction today.&nbsp;</p><p>The sale was conducted during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 50<sup>th</sup> annual country ham breakfast.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">History was made on a couple of fronts at this year’s auction.&nbsp;&nbsp; For the first time in a half-century of sales, the auctioneer was a woman—</span>Danetta<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Allen of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky.</span></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:18:46 +0000 Rick Howlett 6567 at http://wfpl.org State Fair Grand Champion Ham Brings $350,000 at Auction Despite Drought, Ky. Agriculture Revenues Could Set Records http://wfpl.org/post/despite-drought-ky-agriculture-revenues-could-set-records <p>Despite experiencing one of the worse droughts in U.S. history, agriculture economists in Kentucky are projecting record cash receipts for the state’s farmers.</p><p>During their annual outlook during the Kentucky Farm Bureau conference, economists from the University of Kentucky say they think Kentucky will break the $5-billion barrier in revenues this year.</p><p>Lead economist Will Snell says high prices for many crops -- along will increased exports and insurance payouts &nbsp;-- helped offset the drought for many agricultural industries in Kentucky.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:10:50 +0000 Kenny Colston 2843 at http://wfpl.org Despite Drought, Ky. Agriculture Revenues Could Set Records Champion Country Ham Fetches $300,000 http://wfpl.org/post/champion-country-ham-fetches-300000 The Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham fetched $300,000 at a charity auction today.<p> Since 1964, the top ham has been auctioned at the close of the Kentucky Farm Bureau country ham breakfast.<p> This year’s top bidder was Louisville optometrist Dr. Mark Lynn.<p> "Louisville has been very, very good to us, we’ve been very lucky in life. We feel very fortunate. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 17:36:22 +0000 Rick Howlett 1431 at http://wfpl.org Champion Country Ham Fetches $300,000