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The Value in KFB Membership

Through the years, developing and promoting member benefits has been a key component in helping the organization grow. Kentucky now ranks as the fourth largest Farm Bureau in the country, and at the end of the day, having such strong numbers helps the organization in its advocacy efforts which in turn, positively affects our members in both rural and urban areas.

Market Closes - May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018
Market Closes - May 14, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed after spending the overnight hours lower. However, as the market opened at 830 am CT, CBOT futures rallied sharply into the 11 am hour.  Cattle futures gapped down on the open and closed sharply lower with the nearby June LC contract settling down the daily $3.00/cwt limit. The market was pressured by Friday’s disappointing cash trade.

Market Closes - May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018
Market Closes - May 10, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed following the midday USDA report which updated their supply/demand estimates for 17/18 and 18/19. Cattle futures closed higher and near the day’s highs, which were in the last half-hour of trading. June Live Cattle was very strong today, trading to a new high for this April-May rally and closing at its highest level since March 22.

Across Kentucky Promo May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018
May 10, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018

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Across Kentucky - May 18, 2018
May 10, 2018
Across Kentucky - May 18, 2018

The work requirement included in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 2018 Farm Bill is continuing to generate quite a bit of discussion in Congress.  Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue explains the work requirement, what it will do and who will be affected by it if the 2018 Farm Bill becomes law.

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Across Kentucky - May 17, 2018
May 10, 2018
Across Kentucky - May 17, 2018

Dairy farmers across the state and nation are continuing to face low milk prices and decreased demand, which having an impact on their operation.  Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation talks about the price support program, the need to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and other possible ways to help dairy farmers.

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Across Kentucky - May 16, 2018
May 10, 2018
Across Kentucky - May 16, 2018

There are a number of outstanding women in Agriculture in the state of Kentucky.  Host Alan Watts talks with Calloway County Farmer Sharon Furches about her involvement in the family farming operation, what she enjoys about it, some of the biggest challenges and the importance of her service on the Kentucky Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

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