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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.

Across Kentucky - June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021
Across Kentucky - June 11, 2021

Kentucky 4-H Executive Director Melissa Miller says the State Teen Conference is coming to the UK campus in Lexington.

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Market Closes - June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021
Market Closes - June 10, 2021

CBOT futures closed mixed following today’s midday USDA reports which created extreme volatility and trading ranges right after the report’s release. Cattle futures closed slightly higher with feeders ending near the highs. Lean hog futures closed mostly higher with slight gains as prices are at contract highs. LH was supported by stronger cash hog prices and steady pork cutouts. 

Market Closes - June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021
Market Closes - June 9, 2021

CBOT futures closed widely mixed with July corn up strongly while the soy complex lost around one percent in value. Cattle futures finished the day mixed with nearby strength in LC but general weakness in feeder cattle due to July Corn’s rally. Lean hog futures closed higher with the spot June LH up 1.25 to a new contract high.

Across Kentucky - June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021
Across Kentucky - June 9, 2021

Kentucky FFA Executive Director Sheldon McKinney says members are ready for a hybrid convention in Lexington.

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Market Closes - June 8, 2021
June 8, 2021
Market Closes - June 8, 2021

Except for MGE spring wheat, grain and soy complex futures closed higher, although well below the day’s highs. Live cattle closed slightly higher while feeder futures ended mixed with losses in the front contracts. Lean hog futures closed mixed with the nearby June gaining 80 cents on strong fundamentals and momentum. 

2021 Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) at The University of Kentucky
June 8, 2021
2021 Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) at The University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky IFAL Conference will be held June 20-24, 2021.