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President's Column: Stay Safe, Pray Hard, and Keep the Faith
March 25, 2020
President's Column: Stay Safe, Pray Hard, and Keep the Faith

Had anyone told me a few weeks ago what we would now be going through because of something called COVID-19, I expect I would have found it hard to believe. And as much as I have prayed for it to be a bad dream, it isn’t, and we are trying to navigate in a world most of us have never known.

Market Closes - March 24, 2020
March 24, 2020
Market Closes - March 24, 2020

CBOT futures closed steady to slightly higher today after Monday’s strong market.For the second day in a row, cattle futures closed up the daily limit (which was expanded for today’s trade and will be at these limits again tomorrow). Lean Hog futures closed strongly higher, rising for the sixth straight day. 

Broadband Connectivity: Needed Now More Than Ever
March 24, 2020
Broadband Connectivity: Needed Now More Than Ever

With the many school and business closures that have come due to concerns over the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), working from home has become more commonplace than most people likely ever dreamed of.

Market Closes - March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020
Market Closes - March 23, 2020

CBOT futures closed steady in corn to sharply higher in wheat and the soy complex.  Live cattle and feeder cattle futures opened up the daily limit and did not trade into the close.  Lean hog futures also closed strongly higher to limit-up. This 5-day rally in April LH has brought prices near the March high of $66.37. 

A Different World; The Same Mission While dealing with COVID-19, Farm Families are Still Doing What They Do Best
March 23, 2020
A Different World; The Same Mission While dealing with COVID-19, Farm Families are Still Doing What They Do Best

A few short weeks ago, most citizens in Kentucky, and across the country, were preparing for spring and all the activities the new season would bring. But since the onset of COVID-19, the coronavirus, most have hunkered down close to home hoping to wait this pandemic out.

KDA Streamlines Federal Food Assistance Programs To Allow "Drive-Through" Models
March 23, 2020
KDA Streamlines Federal Food Assistance Programs to Allow "Drive-Through" Models

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has streamlined the process of ensuring that food insecure Kentuckians can receive food through two federal programs with a minimum of human contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles announced today. 

March 20, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 12 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 12 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
Across Kentucky - March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020
Across Kentucky - March 20, 2020

KFB Young Farmer Committee Chair John Henning on the challenges facing farmers today.

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Market Closes - March 19, 2020
March 19, 2020
Market Closes - March 19, 2020

CBOT futures closed strongly higher with wheat leading the way up. Corn reversed its recent downward trend and closed 5-10 higher. Live and Feeder cattle futures closed limit up on continued strong consumer demand for beef to cook and freeze at home. Lean Hog futures rallied strongly, led by the nearby April LH contract.

Market Closes - March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020
Market Closes - March 18, 2020

?Like Tuesday, CBOT futures closed mixed and corn was the downside leader. Cattle futures ended mostly sharply lower, in great contrast to Tuesday huge gains. Beyond the nearly April Lean Hog contract, LH futures closed sharply lower.