Food prices http://wkms.org en Farm Bill Uncertainty Could Affect Food/Dairy Prices http://wkms.org/post/farm-bill-uncertainty-could-affect-fooddairy-prices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the U.S. government reopened and a budget crisis averted for now, Congress has shifted it's attention towards the Farm Bill.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The multi-year legislation governs agriculture programs and ranges from regulating food prices and rural development to conservation and nutrition assistance. The bill has caused contention among members over spending cuts, and the past shutdown has only slowed discussion.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Farm Bureau Director of National Affairs Joe Cain said if Congress doesn’t reauthorize crop insurance provisions by the&nbsp;January </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> deadline, it would cause uncertainty for farming lenders and could result in a rise in food prices.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:45:52 +0000 Rob Canning 35901 at http://wkms.org Farm Bill Uncertainty Could Affect Food/Dairy Prices Kentucky Food Prices Increase Following Last Summer’s Drought http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-food-prices-increase-following-last-summer-s-drought <p>Average retail food prices in Kentucky supermarkets increased a little over half a percent during the first quarter of this year according to the latest Market Basket survey from the Kentucky Farm Bureau.</p><p>Dan Smaldone, the Bureau’s director of public relations, said the Farm Bureau totaled the cost of forty basic grocery items and the price came to $116.27. He says that’s 74 cents more than the previous quarter. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:30:37 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) & Carly Lacey & Rob Canning 31156 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Food Prices Increase Following Last Summer’s Drought