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Statement from Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney: 2018 Farm Bill

As work continues on the 2018 Farm Bill, we look forward to the benefits it promises. The bill brings relief and certainty back into the lives of our Kentucky farm families.

Across Kentucky - April 17, 2018
April 12, 2018
Across Kentucky - April 17, 2018

Murray State University students involved in the swine production classes will host the sixth annual Show Pig Sale Saturday, April 21st.  Graduate student Ella Fourqurean talks about the sale, how the project got started, the success of pigs sold at the sale and their reason for having the sale.

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Across Kentucky - April 16, 2018
April 12, 2018
Across Kentucky - April 16, 2018

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says President Donald Trump has a strategy for dealing with trade and has authorized him to provide resources for farmers affected by trade negotiations.  Secretary Perdue met with farmers and agriculture leaders from around the state during a stop at Hinton Mills in Mays Lick Thursday, April 5th.

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Market Closes - April 11, 2018
April 11, 2018
Market Closes - April 11, 2018

CBOT futures closed lower today. CBOT futures couldn’t benefit from the stronger energy futures and weak US dollar.   Cattle futures closed mostly higher after a day with narrower trading ranges.

Congressional Members Host River Industry Infrastructure Discussion
April 11, 2018
Congressional Members Host River Industry Infrastructure Discussion

Three members of Congress including Kentucky’s James Comer, Missouri’s Jason Smith and Tennessee’s David Kustoff recently held a river industry infrastructure discussion in Paducah. Local and regional stakeholders, including those from the agriculture sector attended and talked about the importance of river transportation in an area heavily dependent on it.

Market Closes - April 10, 2018
April 10, 2018
Market Closes - April 10, 2018

CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed following today’s USDA WASDE report which didn’t have any material surprises.  Cattle futures opened higher but approached the day’s lows mid-morning. Except for the nearby April LC and FC contracts, futures closed steady or lower.

Market Closes - April 9, 2018
April 9, 2018
Market Closes - April 9, 2018

Corn and soybeans closed higher, while wheat jumped over 3 percent.  Wheat was supported by short-covering by the spec funds in light of the unfavorable weather in wheat country.  Cattle futures closed mostly lower and at the low end of the day’s trading ranges.