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May 17, 2019 - Statement From Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney on Trade and Tariffs

May 17, 2019 - Statement From Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney on Trade and Tariffs

In addition to being resourceful, hard-working and persistent, our nation’s farmers have been very patient. We have endured continued drops in net farm income, a host of natural disasters, and some of the most volatile commodity markets experienced in decades. 

Across Kentucky - May 1, 2019
April 25, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 1, 2019

The Kentucky Young Farmers Organizations continues to remain strong in spite of budget cuts to higher education across the state.  State Secretary Ashley Johnson talks about the strength of the organization, the annual meeting, the summer farm tour and the members.

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Across Kentucky - April 30, 2019
April 25, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 30, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler says the agency he oversees is very interested in working with farmers to improve nutrient management.  During a recent stop in Kentucky, Administrator Wheeler discussed Nutrient Loading and some of the initiatives that will be put in place during his administration to address the issue.

Across Kentucky - April 29, 2019
April 25, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 29, 2019

Kentucky is preparing for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby with a full week of activities leading up to the greatest two minutes in sports.  Churchill Downs Communications Director Darren Rogers talks about Champions Day, Thurby and the Kentucky Oaks.

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Market Closes - April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019
Market Closes - April 24, 2019

CBOT futures mostly closed lower as the spec funds keep selling the market with bearish technicals (charts) and fundamentals on their side. The U.S. Dollar hit a 2-year high.  Cattle futures closed sharply lower today on long liquidation as futures broke below technical moving-average support. 

Comment Column: KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life
April 23, 2019
Comment Column:  KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life

Having grown up working on my grandparent’s farm, I learned at an early age an appreciation of the farming way of life. I was taught the value agriculture holds for my family and the world around me. 

Market Closes - April 22, 2019
April 22, 2019
Market Closes - April 22, 2019

CBOT futures closed lower and near the day’s lows on fund selling and a lack of positive fundamentals. U.S. corn planting progress is 6 percent, compared to 5 percent a year ago, and the 5-year average of 12 percent.  Cattle futures closed lower following Thursday’s negative Cattle on Feed Report.