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Morgan Askins, Miss Rodeo Kentucky 2022

Morgan Askins, Miss Rodeo Kentucky 2022

On a colder than normal April afternoon, Morgan Askins is unloading her two quarter horses at the Shelby County Fairgrounds as she prepares to be the flag bearer for the weekend’s Kentuckiana Ranch Horse Association (KRHA) event. She gets her horses settled and prepares for the next day’s activities.

Across Kentucky - April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022
Across Kentucky - April 27, 2022

KFB's Jeff Harper says agriculture fared well in this round of the Kentucky General Assembly.

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Market Closes - April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022
Market Closes - April 26, 2022

CBOT futures closes widely mixed, even within the soy complex. Live cattle closed higher while feeder futures finished in the red, pressured by higher corn prices. Lean hog futures closed sharply lower for a second day in a row. 

Market Closes - April 25, 2022
April 25, 2022
Market Closes - April 25, 2022

CBOT futures closed mixed with some pretty wide trading ranges on early weakness and late strength. Cattle futures closed strongly lower with nearby Live Cattle futures down sharply – over $3.00/cwt. Lean hog futures closed sharply lower, pressured by the Live Cattle market and growing frozen pork supplies as China becomes less of a buyer. 

Across Kentucky - April 25, 2022
April 25, 2022
Across Kentucky - April 25, 2022

Nutrien Atmospheric Scientist Eric Snodgrass says there's an elevated chance for a hot dry summer.

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Across Kentucky - April 22, 2022
April 22, 2022
Across Kentucky - April 22, 2022

KFB Farm Safety and Rural Health Committee Chairman Mitchell Logsdon reminds farmers to plan for safety this Spring.

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Market Closes - April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022
Market Closes - April 21, 2022

Corn and wheat futures dropped around two percent today while soybeans finished near steady. Cattle futures closed strongly higher for a second day in a row with support from this week’s stronger cash fed market. Lean hog futures posted sizable losses (for a second day), pressured by disappointing pork export sales – a marketing year low of 12,900 MT (down 46% week/week).