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WAVE is Rolling in Four River-County Area

WAVE is Rolling in Four River-County Area

Over the last three years, the West Kentucky river counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton have been at the center of an economic development initiative known as the West Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy (WAVE.)

Market Closes - July 29, 2019
July 29, 2019
Market Closes - July 29, 2019

CBOT futures closed mostly higher but several cents below the day’s highs. Prices are generally moving sideways without significant market-moving news.  Cattle futures closed lower today and near the day’s lows.  Lean Hog futures closed sharply lower with October LH down the daily $3.00 limit (expanded limit tomorrow).

Market Closes - July 25, 2019
July 25, 2019
Market Closes - July 25, 2019

As it did yesterday, wheat futures outperformed corn and soybeans. Corn and beans lost about one percent and closed near the day’s lows.  Cattle futures ended the day very narrowly mixed. Live cattle futures traded to new highs for the move before setting back some.  Lean Hog futures closed lower with October and December LH losing around $2.00/cwt.

2019 Young Farm Outing Program
July 25, 2019
2019 Young Farm Outing Program
Market Closes - July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019
Market Closes - July 24, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed with wheat posting the best gains. Corn and soybeans lack significant news or fundamental changes to drive prices.  Cattle futures closed mostly higher with increases mostly 35 cents or less.  Lean Hog futures closed narrowly mixed but August and October LH hit new highs for the current rally off June lows.

Across Kentucky Promo July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019
July 24, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019

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Across Kentucky - August 2, 2019
July 24, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 2, 2019

More than forty Kentucky Farm Bureau members were part of the Roadside Farm Market Tour that made stops in Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia in late June.  Roadside Farm Market Advisory Committee Chairman David Chappell from Owen County talks about the tour, what people saw, what they learned and what he and others will take back to their operation.

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