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Farm Bureau Adopts Policies on Government Shutdown, Trade, Opioids, Cell-Based Meat and Broadband

Farm Bureau Adopts Policies on Government Shutdown, Trade, Opioids, Cell-Based Meat and Broadband

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention today adopted policies to guide the organization’s work during its centennial year on key topics such as farm bill implementation, cell-cultured food products, trade, rural broadband access and rural mental health programs.

Across Kentucky - December 27, 2018
December 20, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 27, 2018

The 2018 Farm Bill, that was approved earlier this month by Congress, includes incentives aimed at expansion of broadband coverage in rural America.  United States Congressman James Comer, who served on the House-Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee, talks about broadband expansion incentives included in the 2018 Farm and what that could mean for rural Kentucky.

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Across Kentucky - December 26, 2018
December 20, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 26, 2018

A young lady from Muhlenberg County is leading Kentucky 4-H members this year.  State 4-H President Johnna Woodson talks about her year as President, how she got started in 4-H and encourages other young people to work hard to attain their goals.

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Across Kentucky - December 25, 2018
December 20, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 25, 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau's elected leaders are taking time to wish all families a Merry Christmas.  President Mark Haney, 1st Vice-president Eddie Melton and 2nd Vice-president Sharon Furches talk about what makes Christmas special for them.

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Across Kentucky - December 24, 2018
December 20, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 24, 2018

Murray State University's Breathitt Veterinary Center assisted the North Pole Veterinarian, Dr. Samantha Claus, in ensuring Santa's Reindeer are ready for their annual flight around the world.  Center Director Dr. Debbie Reed talks about the health of Santa's Reindeer, the tests they performed and what makes them fly.

 

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Market Closes - December 19, 2018
December 19, 2018
Market Closes - December 19, 2018

CBOT futures posted bigger losses than we’ve seen in a while, with the closes near the day’s lows. Markets were pressured by disappointment in the amount of soybean sales to China that have been confirmed by USDA. Live Cattle closed mixed with Feeder Cattle posting small losses.

Market Closes - December 18, 2018
December 18, 2018
Market Closes - December 18, 2018

CBOT futures traded both sides of unchanged but closed narrowly mixed and generally mid-range or higher. While the US energy futures market was tanking and US equities were volatile, CBOT futures kept to about 1 percent ranges.  Cattle futures closed modestly higher after dropping on Monday.  Lean Hog futures dropped sharply for the second straight day, even though the pork cutout was higher in the morning.