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The Importance of Rural Voting in Kentucky

The Importance of Rural Voting in Kentucky

In communities across the country, children are taught from a young age about the importance of getting out on Election Day and voting. The right to vote is the cornerstone of any democracy and an important tool for making our voices heard in the political process.

Market Closes - August 27, 2020
August 27, 2020
Market Closes - August 27, 2020

CBOT futures closed strongly higher with the soy complex leading the way. Cattle futures closed moderately lower on a weaker cash market.  Lean hog futures closed slightly higher and remain near the highs of the August rally.

Kentucky Farm Bureau to Host Measure-the-Candidate Forum for U.S. Senate Race
August 26, 2020
Kentucky Farm Bureau to Host Measure-the-Candidate Forum for U.S. Senate Race

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) will host a Measure-the-Candidate forum on Monday, August 31, 2020 at their state office in Louisville. The forum will consist of a question and answer session regarding KFB’s top policy priorities. Both the Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate have been invited to attend the forum. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has accepted the invitation to participate; Amy McGrath has declined the invitation.

Kentucky Farm Bureau providing nearly 200 free Wi-Fi internet hotspots statewide
August 26, 2020
Kentucky Farm Bureau providing nearly 200 free Wi-Fi internet hotspots statewide

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) activated a free, public Wi-Fi internet signal from 155 of its locations statewide and announced its plan to make that same signal available at its remaining 42 offices over the next several weeks. The Wi-Fi network – with its easily identifiable name, KFBFreeWiFi – is accessible from the parking areas around KFB’s buildings 7am-10pm daily and free to anyone who would like to use it.

Across Kentucky - August 26, 2020
August 26, 2020
Across Kentucky - August 26, 2020

KFB President Mark Haney says the nation needs another economic assistance package now.

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Market Closes - August 25, 2020
August 25, 2020
Market Closes - August 25, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly higher with big gains in corn, wheat and soybeans.  Except for nearby August Live Cattle, cattle futures closed higher by modest amounts.  Lean hog futures closed strongly higher, supported by positive US/China trade discussions which suggests export pork sales will remain strong. 

Kentucky's Wheat Crop Adds Value to the Farm in Many Ways
August 25, 2020
Kentucky's Wheat Crop Adds Value to the Farm in Many Ways

Many Kentucky farmers would agree that 2020’s winter wheat crop was a disappointing one, but from a long-term perspective, this versatile crop has proven to be valuable, in a lot of ways.

According to information from the USDA, wheat ranks third among U.S. field crops in planted acreage, production, and gross farm receipts, behind corn and soybeans.