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KFB Marketbasket Survey indicates 2019 ended with slight increase in overall food prices

The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey results from the fourth quarter of 2019 indicate price fluctuations to most food items and a slight increase in the overall cost of food during the course of the year. The Marketbasket Survey is taken four times per year at the end of each quarter to monitor overall and categorical trends in food prices across the Commonwealth. The survey gathers the...

Timing, price awareness critical to marketing state’s 2017 grain crop; keep an eye on South America

By Katie Pratt UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Grain markets this fall are suggesting producers should store their corn and soybeans. The question is whether storage is going to pay off. “As fall progresses, producers need to know their break-even price, have patience and watch the local markets for advantageous situations to sell stored grain,” said Todd Davis, agricultural economist...

Chef John Foster: Risotto cooking method brings the most out of every type of grain

  Ideas, concepts, trends all seem to come to me in multiples. Like a stubborn old mule that has to have the proverbial stick applied, I need several of the same things to occur before my brainstorm comes.   The day I’m writing this was no different, as I had spent the week talking about healthy eating, South American foods and rice. The subject of quinoa came up in a class the day...