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Finalists Named for 2021 Outstanding Young Farm Family Award

Finalists Named for 2021 Outstanding Young Farm Family Award

Three finalists have been named for the 2021 KFB OYFF honor, in recognition of their achievements as part of the farming community. This year’s finalists are Jonathan and Jessica Gaskins of Adair County, Mark and Wesley Thomas of Hardin County, and Daniel and Kristan Wright of Jefferson County. The winner will be announced at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting later this year.

Across Kentucky - June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021
Across Kentucky - June 30, 2021

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says AFBF is leading the agriculture policy climate debate.

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Market Closes - June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021
Market Closes - June 29, 2021

CBOT futures closed widely mixed with corn and soy complex futures ending at mid-range. Cattle futures closed mostly narrowly mixed with the August FC contract settling up 1.05. Lean hog futures closed higher with nearby July LH popping $2.02/cwt, supported by further short-covering after Monday’s $3.00 limit up move.

July 4th Cookout Cost Stable Compared to Year Ago
June 29, 2021
July 4th Cookout Cost Stable Compared to Year Ago

U.S. consumers will pay just a few cents less for their favorite Independence Day cookout foods compared to last year, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, homemade potato salad, strawberries and ice cream, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Market Closes - June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021
Market Closes - June 28, 2021

CBOT futures closed sharply higher and near the day’s highs for corn and the soy complex.  Cattle futures closed lower with feeders hit hard by the sharp gains in corn futures.  Lean hog futures closed sharply higher with $3.00 limit-up moves in the July/Aug/October LH contracts.

Across Kentucky - June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021
Across Kentucky - June 28, 2021

KFB Livestock and Environmental Field Specialist Renee Carrico says beef producers face disparity in prices received for their animals.

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Across Kentucky - June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021
Across Kentucky - June 25, 2021

KFB Second Vice President Sharon Furches says farmers need support not mandates on climate policy.

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