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Farm Bill Headed To President's Desk For Signature

Farm Bill Headed To President's Desk For Signature

Kentucky is ‘home to more than 75,000 farms. They produce everything from soybeans and poultry to horses and corn. Those families are looking to us for help and stability. And when President Trump signs our Farm Bill into law, more stability is just what they will get.’

Market Closes - December 12, 2018
December 12, 2018
Market Closes - December 12, 2018

CBOT futures closed steady in corn to mostly higher in the other contracts. Futures rallied early morning on ideas China was buying soybeans, but without confirmation, traders turned sellers.  Cattle futures closed higher and near the day’s highs. Lean Hog futures closed slightly higher as prices recovered from Tuesday’s sharp selloff.

Market Closes - December 10, 2018
December 10, 2018
Market Closes - December 10, 2018

CBOT futures closed mostly lower ahead of Tuesday’s USDA WASDE report. A strong dollar and sharply lower energy futures added to the pressure. Live Cattle closed mixed and Feeder Cattle ending higher. Live cattle were supported by firmer cash trade on Friday, trading around $119/cwt, and by higher boxed beef values last Friday and again today.

Market Closes - December 6, 2018
December 6, 2018
Market Closes - December 6, 2018

CBOT futures closed lower but mid to high range. On the positive side, the corn and soybean futures still have their chart UP GAPS open.  Cattle futures closed lower with Live Cattle settling mid-range.  Lean Hog futures also closed lower with the nearby December LH contract taking the biggest hit.

Across Kentucky - December 10, 2018 - December 14, 2018
December 6, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 10, 2018 - December 14, 2018

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Across Kentucky - December 14, 2018
December 6, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 14, 2018

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says farmers across the state are finishing up a tough year.  Commissioner talks about the state of agriculture, cash receipts and some of the positives in a tough year that include the timber and poultry industries. 

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Across Kentucky - December 13, 2018
December 6, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 13, 2018

Drew and Liz White from Union County say they are excited about representing Kentucky Farm Bureau in the Outstanding Young Farm Family Competition at the American Farm Bureau Meeting in January in New Orleans.  The White’s talk about winning the state competition, the importance of their farm and the legacy that they are carrying to the next generation.

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