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Statement on USMCA

Statement on USMCA

International trade is so important to the agriculture industry both here in Kentucky, and throughout the country. It is because of that importance, I can’t emphasize enough how critical trade agreements are to the overall rural American economy.

Market Closes - July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018
Market Closes - July 26, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed with fairly wide trading ranges today. Following the US/EU trade announcement Wednesday afternoon, corn and soybeans gapped higher when markets opened in the evening.  Cattle futures closed much lower after trading up in the first hour of trading. This resulted in bearish outside-down days on the charts. Lean hog futures closed sharply lower after testing the higher side. Futures were pressured by a collapse in the pork cutout.

Market Closes - July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018
Market Closes - July 25, 2018

CBOT futures closed higher with wheat and corn leading the way up. Wheat soared today and is now 70 cents above the July lows and are near the mid-June highs.  Cattle futures closed mixed with LC outperforming FC. This market generally moved sideways as it waits for more direction from the cash fed market. 

Across Kentucky Promo July 30, 2018 - August 3, 2018
July 25, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo July 30, 2018 - August 3, 2018

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Across Kentucky - August 3, 2018
July 25, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 3, 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau is closely watching the 2018 Farm Bill negotiations in the conference committee that will iron our differences between the United States Senate and House of Representatives.  First Vice-President Eddie Melton talks about the priorities for agriculture, the importance of getting a new farm bill in place and the critical role in the negotiations by Kentucky Congressman James Comer.

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Across Kentucky - August 2, 2018
July 25, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 2, 2018

Kentucky will have a member of the Congressional Conference Committee that will work to resolve the differences between the Senate and House versions of the 2018 Farm Bill.  Host Alan Watts talks with First District Congressman James Comer about the appointment, the differences between the House and Senate and how soon he thinks a new Farm Bill will be passed by Congress.

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Across Kentucky - August 1, 2018
July 25, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 1, 2018

The Kentucky Proud Program launched the first Kentucky Proud Wedding Contest this year. Kentucky Department of Agriculture Deputy Executive Director of the Office for Agriculture Marketing and Product Promotion, Tim Hughes, talks with host Alan Watts about the entries, the success of the program and how people can enter the second round of the contest that ends this fall.

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