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Kentucky Facing Unprecedented Drought

Kentucky Facing Unprecedented Drought

The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, are issuing a Level 2 for 78 counties and a Level 1 drought declaration for 42 counties.

Across Kentucky - August 8, 2019
August 1, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 8, 2019

Visitors to the 2019 Kentucky State Fair will notice a number of improvements both inside and outside at the Kentucky Exposition Center.  Kentucky Venues President and CEO David Beck talks about the improvements that people will see, some that visitors may not notice and the pride of the employees at the exposition center. 

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Across Kentucky - August 7, 2019
August 1, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 7, 2019

Farm landowners across the state will have a chance to vote on new members of their county Farm Service Agency committees in November.  Kentucky Farm Service Agency Director Brian Lacefield talks about the county committee election process and the importance of landowners participating in the election.

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Across Kentucky - August 6, 2019
August 1, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 6, 2019

The Kentucky Soybean Association welcomed farmers and other members of the agribusiness community to their new building in Princeton Tuesday, July 23.  Soybean Promotion Board Chairman Ryan Bivens says the new building allows the organization and staff to have a state of the art facility that represents agriculture and the soybean industry.

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Across Kentucky - August 5, 2019
August 1, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 5, 2019

Farmers from across the state will have a chance to learn about rebuilding forage on their farms during the annual University of Kentucky Forage Tour Tuesday, August 6, in Ohio County.  UK Extension Forage Specialist Dr. Chris Toych talks about the Forage Tour that will take place at D and D Farms in Ohio County from 3 until 6.

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Market Closes - July 31, 2019
July 31, 2019
Market Closes - July 31, 2019

CBOT futures closed sharply lower as technical support levels were violated – especially in corn and wheat. The negative aspect of the US/China trade talks and relatively decent weather forecasts weighed on the market.  Cattle futures closed lower for a second day as traders liquidate long positions given a lack of friendly fundamentals. Lean Hog futures fell sharply for the third consecutive day on continued long liquidation in light of the negative US/China trade talks. 

Market Closes - July 30, 2019
July 30, 2019
Market Closes - July 30, 2019

CBOT futures closed markedly lower with corn performing the worst. The China negotiations are not going well based on President Trump’s comments. Cattle futures were a mixed bag today as Live Cattle fell under pressure from yesterday’s negative chart action, but Feeder futures recovered strongly from negative early trade. Lean Hog futures closed sharply lower in follow-through selling to yesterday’s heavy losses.