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Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles Sounds Alarm on Unsolicited Foreign Seeds

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles Sounds Alarm on Unsolicited Foreign Seeds

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles is sounding the alarm about reports of foreign seeds being shipped unsolicited to Kentuckians across the Commonwealth. Kentucky is the fourth state known to receive suspicious packages of seeds that appear to have originated from China.

Across Kentucky - Juy 15, 2020
July 15, 2020
Across Kentucky - Juy 15, 2020

KFB  President Mark Haney advocates for expanded rural broadband service.

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Market Closes - July 14, 2020
July 14, 2020
Market Closes - July 14, 2020

CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed with late selling knocking prices down.  Cattle futures closed lower in a wide range. Lean hog futures closed widely mixed with the August LH contract losing the most at $1.35/cwt to $49.92.

Market Closes - July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020
Market Closes - July 13, 2020

Adding to Friday’s sharp losses, CBOT futures closed sharply lower to start the week. Live cattle futures ended mixed while feeder cattle made strong gains on top of Friday’s rally.  Lean hog futures posted modest gains except the August LH closed up $1.40/cwt.

Across Kentucky - July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 13, 2020

AFBF President Zippy Duvall discusses the next farm bill.

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Across Kentucky - July 10, 2020
July 10, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 10, 2020

KFB 2nd Vice President Sharon Furches has been appointed to an EPA advisory committee.

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Market Closes - July 9, 2020
July 9, 2020
Market Closes - July 9, 2020

Corn and soybean futures closed slightly higher but well below the day’s highs and ended in the lower half of the trading range. Live cattle and feeder cattle futures closed slightly higher but faded from the day’s highs set in the 11 a.m. hour. Lean hog futures made big gains today following an 8-day bottoming process.