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Down the Backroads | Kindness Really Is a Way of Life in Kentucky

Down the Backroads | Kindness Really Is a Way of Life in Kentucky

A recent survey conducted by an organization known as “Kindness.org” listed Kentucky as being the kindest state in the U.S. Now, I’m no rocket scientist, but I have figured that one out; no survey needed.

Market Closes - June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021
Market Closes - June 30, 2021

CBOT futures closed sharply higher in reaction to the bullish USDA reports at Noon EDT which showed fewer acres of corn and soybeans than expected by most traders. Cattle futures closed mixed with live cattle modestly higher and feeders lower, pressured by the limit-up move in corn futures. Lean hog futures closed very narrowly mixed with support from the July LH’s discount to the latest Lean Hog Index. 

Across Kentucky - June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021
Across Kentucky - June 30, 2021

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says AFBF is leading the agriculture policy climate debate.

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Market Closes - June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021
Market Closes - June 29, 2021

CBOT futures closed widely mixed with corn and soy complex futures ending at mid-range. Cattle futures closed mostly narrowly mixed with the August FC contract settling up 1.05. Lean hog futures closed higher with nearby July LH popping $2.02/cwt, supported by further short-covering after Monday’s $3.00 limit up move.

July 4th Cookout Cost Stable Compared to Year Ago
June 29, 2021
July 4th Cookout Cost Stable Compared to Year Ago

U.S. consumers will pay just a few cents less for their favorite Independence Day cookout foods compared to last year, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, homemade potato salad, strawberries and ice cream, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Market Closes - June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021
Market Closes - June 28, 2021

CBOT futures closed sharply higher and near the day’s highs for corn and the soy complex.  Cattle futures closed lower with feeders hit hard by the sharp gains in corn futures.  Lean hog futures closed sharply higher with $3.00 limit-up moves in the July/Aug/October LH contracts.

Across Kentucky - June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021
Across Kentucky - June 28, 2021

KFB Livestock and Environmental Field Specialist Renee Carrico says beef producers face disparity in prices received for their animals.

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