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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 - June 4, 2020
June 4, 2020
Market Closes - June 4, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly higher with some big moves made. Wheat and soybean futures led the market higher on supportive fundamentals. Cattle futures managed only slightly higher closes as beef values and cattle prices trend lower. Lean hog futures closed higher except for the nearby June contract.

Market Closes - June 3, 2020
June 3, 2020
Market Closes - June 3, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly higher to steady, with soybean futures leading for a second day. Cattle futures closed steady to higher and near the day’s highs. Lean hog futures closed mixed with J/J/A lower and deferred contracts higher.

Across Kentucky - June 3, 2020
June 3, 2020
Across Kentucky - June 3, 2020

KFB President Mark Haney says farm support is important to national security.

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Market Closes - June 2, 2020
June 2, 2020
Market Closes - June 2, 2020

CBOT futures closed widely mixed with soybeans higher and wheat lower. Futures were generally supported by higher energy futures and a weaker dollar. Cattle futures closed sharply lower to as much as limit-down in the June Live Cattle.  Lean hog futures closed mixed but nearby June LH ended down a sharp $2.20/cwt.

Market Closes - June 1, 2020
June 1, 2020
Market Closes - June 1, 2020

After trading some really wide ranges, CBOT futures closed fairly narrowly mixed (excluding big gains in oats and rice). Cattle futures closed mostly higher except for the 3 nearby Live Cattle contracts. Lean Hog futures closed sharply lower as cash hog price and the pork cutout value dropped.

Across Kentucky - June 1, 2020
June 1, 2020
Across Kentucky - June 1, 2020

KFB's Fran McCall discusses increased consumer demand for local farm products.

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