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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. 

Market Closes - March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019
Market Closes - March 13, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed as the market generally failed to see follow-through from Tuesday’s strong rally. Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed. Beyond the nearby April LH 17-cent drop, LH futures posted gains with last-half 2019 contracts showing big advances. Traders will closely study tomorrow morning’s Weekly Export Sales report for signs of Chinese purchases.

Market Closes - March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019
Market Closes - March 12, 2019

Traders wasted no time today rallying the grain and oilseed markets with Chicago and KC Wheat leading the way higher. Cattle futures closed lower with the nearby April LC contract down sharply. Futures were pushed down by long liquidation by the spec funds who are holding a huge long position. Lean Hog futures closed higher, but by much less than seen the previous two trading days.

Commissioner Quarles Congratulates 2019 KHSAA-KDA Ag Athletes of the Year
March 12, 2019
Commissioner Quarles Congratulates 2019 KHSAA-KDA Ag Athletes of the Year

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles applauded six Kentucky high school student-athletes involved in agriculture for being named the 2019 Kentucky High School Athletic Association-Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) Ag Athletes of the Year.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Hosts Women's Leadership Conference
March 12, 2019
Kentucky Farm Bureau Hosts Women's Leadership Conference

More than 250 Kentucky women in agriculture gathered in Lexington this past weekend for the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Women’s Leadership Conference at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.

Market Closes - March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019
Market Closes - March 11, 2019

CBOT futures closed lower and near the day’s lows, with corn and wheat futures setting new contract lows. Cattle futures closed lower as traders booked profits after Friday’s strong close.  Lean Hog futures soared today, adding to Friday’s strong gains. Hog futures were supported by rising hog and pork cutouts.

March 8, 2019 - Legislative Report No. 7 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly
March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019 - Legislative Report No. 7 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly