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Down the Backroads: Unfamiliar Places Provide Familiar Feelings

Down the Backroads: Unfamiliar Places Provide Familiar Feelings

I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel quite a bit around our beautiful state and often I have visited places that seemed more special than others, even though I had never been there before.

Market Closes - April 20, 2021
April 20, 2021
Market Closes - April 20, 2021

CBOT futures closed sharply higher but well of the day’s highs. Cattle futures closed higher after testing yesterday’s lows. Lean hog futures closed sharply higher for a second straight day, with the May LH contract hitting a contract high. 

Market Closes - April 19, 2021
April 19, 2021
Market Closes - April 19, 2021

Corn and soybeans closed strongly higher but mostly 4-5 cents below the highs. Cattle futures closed lower but well off the morning lows, resulting in mid-range settlements. Lean hog futures closed sharply higher, recouping most or more than last Friday’s losses. 

Across Kentucky - April 19, 2021
April 19, 2021
Across Kentucky - April 19, 2021

Nutrien Ag Climatologist Eric Snodgrass says Kentucky should see more normal growing weather this year.

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Across Kentucky - April 16, 2021
April 16, 2021
Across Kentucky - April 16, 2021

Generation Bridge Leadership Committee Secretary Sarah Beth Guffey says the new program will bring new opportunities.

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Market Closes - April 15, 2021
April 15, 2021
Market Closes - April 15, 2021

CBOT futures closed mixed with old-crop corn ending lower and soybeans and wheat posting modest gains. Cattle closed lower today, much like yesterday – with feeder futures losing more ground than live cattle. Lean hog futures closed sharply lower to down the daily $3.00 limit (expands to $4.50 tomorrow). 

Market Closes - April 14, 2021
April 14, 2021
Market Closes - April 14, 2021

After trending higher in overnight trade, CBOT futures amplified the rally when trading resumed at 8:30 am CT, leading to sharply higher closes in most contracts. Cattle futures closed lower across the board with feeder futures hit the hardest due to sharply higher corn futures. Lean hog futures closed higher with the May & June LH posting strong gains.