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Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County Named Kentucky Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farm Family

Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County Named Kentucky Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farm Family

Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County have been named Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) “2020 Outstanding Young Farm Family”. This annual award recognizes a couple or individual under the age of 35 that demonstrates strong farm management skills, KFB and community involvement, and consistent financial growth through their farm.

Market Closes - September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020
Market Closes - September 16, 2020

CBOT futures closed higher to sharply higher and at/near the day’s highs. Live cattle closed narrowly mixed and feeder futures finished to the downside. Lean hog futures closed lower as traders lose confidence that Germany’s ASF problem will benefit the U.S. greatly.

Across Kentucky - September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020
Across Kentucky - September 16, 2020
Rob Payne, KFB Insurance VP of Claims says state adjustors have helped Iowa storm victims.
 
Market Closes - September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020
Market Closes - September 15, 2020

CBOT futures closed lower and near the lows of the day. Live cattle closed narrowly mixed while feeder futures gained around a dollar/cwt. Except for the $1.07 gain in the October contract, Lean Hogs closed lower.

Market Closes - September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020
Market Closes - September 14, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly higher with the significant exception of soybean meal.  Cattle futures closed strongly higher, adding to recent gains.  Lean hog futures closed lower, but sharply lower in the October and December contracts.

President's Column: Exercise Your Right to Vote
September 14, 2020
President's Column: Exercise Your Right to Vote

Unless you haven’t been watching television or listening to the radio for the past several months, you have undoubtedly seen or heard the many political ads that are currently filling the airwaves, not to mention all the print ads in newspapers and magazines, and the many social media posts related to the upcoming election.

Comment Column: The Family Farm, A Classroom Like No Other
September 14, 2020
Comment Column: The Family Farm, A Classroom Like No Other

I’m blessed to have grown up on our family farm in Clark County. It taught me the benefits of hard work as I learned through hands-on activities that took place every day. I discovered how to grow crops, care for animals, and to be a good steward of the land. It was a classroom like no other and my parents set an example that I carry with me daily.