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Farm Bureau Adopts Policies on Government Shutdown, Trade, Opioids, Cell-Based Meat and Broadband

Farm Bureau Adopts Policies on Government Shutdown, Trade, Opioids, Cell-Based Meat and Broadband

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention today adopted policies to guide the organization’s work during its centennial year on key topics such as farm bill implementation, cell-cultured food products, trade, rural broadband access and rural mental health programs.

Across Kentucky - January 22, 2019
January 17, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 22, 2019

Union County farmer Jason Greenwell, who owns and operates Greenway Farms with his brothers, placed 3rd in the National Corn yield contest in 2018.  Greenwell talks about his corn crop, what variety he used and discusses other details about the 2018 crop year.  

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Across Kentucky - January 21, 2019
January 17, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 21, 2019

Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture and the Kentucky Soybean Association will partner to host the 15th Annual Soybean Promotion Day Tuesday, January 22nd.  Rae Wagoner with the Kentucky Soybean Association talks about the events planned, the guest speakers and the topics that will be covered.

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Market Closes - January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019
Market Closes - January 16, 2019

CBOT futures closed steady to 3 cents higher, with mid-range or below closes. Today’s action eased the negative tone of Tuesday’s big losses.  Cattle futures closed higher except for nearby Feeder Cattle. February and April LC made new contract highs for the second day in a row.  

Market Closes - January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019
Market Closes - January 15, 2019

CBOT futures traded higher Monday evening and overnight, but the good times ended as traders woke up this morning.  Selling in corn and soybeans continued right into the final minutes, putting the settlement prices at/near the day’s lows. Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed, except for the strong gains in Feb and Apr Live Cattle, both of which moved to new contract highs.

Market Closes - January 14, 2019
January 14, 2019
Market Closes - January 14, 2019

After rallying for the first hour of trading (830 am opening), corn and soybean futures sold off through midday. This resulted in mostly lower closing prices which were at/near the day’s lows.  Except for the February and April LC contracts, LC and FC futures closed lower with the nearby FC taking the biggest hit. Lean Hog futures closed moderately lower although the pork cutout was up over $2.00 in the morning. 

Congressman James Comer Receives the Outstanding New Member of Congress Award by American Farm Bureau Federation
January 13, 2019
Congressman James Comer Receives the Outstanding New Member of Congress Award by American Farm Bureau Federation

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is proud to announce that Congressman James Comer of Kentucky’s First District has been named Outstanding New Member of Congress by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

KFB nominated Congressman Comer for the award because of his commitment to agriculture and rural life in Kentucky and across America.