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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 23, 2018
April 19, 2018
Across Kentucky - April 23, 2018

National Association of Farm Broadcasting members, including Kentuckians Jeff Nally and host Alan Watts, are in Washington, DC, this week for the annual Washington Watch event.  Nally, who broadcasts daily on the Cromwell Ag Radio Network, talks with Alan Watts about the history of the event, some of the major issues and how many people are impacted by farm broadcasters.

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Market Closes - April 18, 2018
April 18, 2018
Market Closes - April 18, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed with corn and soybeans reversing Tuesday’s direction, while wheat added to its gains.  Soybean futures dropped under pressure from the weaker soybean meal market. Corn benefitted from higher ethanol futures as energy prices rose sharply. Cattle futures closed higher with the nearby April LC contract gaining nearly a dollar/cwt. 

Market Closes - April 17, 2018
April 17, 2018
Market Closes - April 17, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed on a lack of market direction from the fundamentals. Traders are watching weather forecasts for indications of when corn planting could accelerate. Cattle futures closed mostly higher but well off the day’s highs.  

UK's Grain and Forage Center of Excellence Groundbreaking Ceremony
April 17, 2018
UK's Grain and Forage Center of Excellence Groundbreaking Ceremony

The groundbreaking ceremony for UK’s Grain and Forage Center of Excellence brought agriculture leaders from across the state to Princeton. The new facility will have capabilities to conduct some of the most comprehensive and advanced research of its kind, anywhere.

Market Closes - April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018
Market Closes - April 16, 2018

Despite a weaker US Dollar and unfavorable Corn Belt weather, corn and soybean futures could not overcome the negativity coming out of the wheat futures market.  Cattle futures had disappointing closes with small gains or losses, near the day’s lows. Lean Hog futures closed much lower despite a strong pork market today. 

Statement from Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney: Introduction of Hemp Farming Act of 2018
April 16, 2018
Statement from Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney: Introduction of Hemp Farming Act of 2018

By introducing the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, this legislation further opens the door to a new production crop for Kentucky farm families.