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"It's Gooo-od": Feeding Kentucky Buys 10,000 Pounds of Purnell's Sausage

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced Feeding Kentucky has purchased 10,080 pounds of Kentucky Proud pork sausage from the iconic Purnell’s “Old Folks” headquartered in Simpsonville, Kentucky. The purchase is funded by a historic donation from Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company to Feeding Kentucky as part of the Kentucky Hunger Initiative last month.

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.

Across Kentucky - March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020
Across Kentucky - March 18, 2020

KFB President Mark Haney discusses the importance of broadband for rural communities.

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Market Closes - March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020
Market Closes - March 17, 2020

CBOT futures closed widely mixed with corn and oats down sharply.  Cattle futures closed strongly higher to limit-up in front LC futures.  Lean Hog futures also rebounded from Monday’s sharp losses, some as much as the $4.50 limit to new contract lows.

Across Kentucky - March 16, 2020
March 16, 2020
Across Kentucky - March 16, 2020

AFBF President Zippy Duvall discusses rural mental health.

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March 13, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 11 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 11 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
Market Closes - March 11, 2020
March 11, 2020
Market Closes - March 11, 2020

Ag futures again came under pressure from a sharply lower equity market fueled by expanding COVID-19 cases, event cancellations and school closures. Cattle futures tried to build on Tuesday’s sharp rally, but succumbed to the downdraft in U.S. equities. Lean Hog futures held up much better than did cattle futures.