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Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County Named Kentucky Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farm Family

Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County Named Kentucky Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farm Family

Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County have been named Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) “2020 Outstanding Young Farm Family”. This annual award recognizes a couple or individual under the age of 35 that demonstrates strong farm management skills, KFB and community involvement, and consistent financial growth through their farm.

Across Kentucky - September 18, 2020
September 18, 2020
Across Kentucky - September 18, 2020

Lawrenceburg's James R. "Buddy" Smith has received the 2020 Leopold Conservation Award.

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Market Closes - September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020
Market Closes - September 17, 2020

CBOT futures closed sharply higher and high-range on support from strong weekly export sales and a sizable daily soybean export sale to China.  Cattle futures closed mostly lower on weak boxed beef values and October LC’s premium to cash.  Lean hog futures closed higher with large gains in the front months. 

Market Closes - September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020
Market Closes - September 16, 2020

CBOT futures closed higher to sharply higher and at/near the day’s highs. Live cattle closed narrowly mixed and feeder futures finished to the downside. Lean hog futures closed lower as traders lose confidence that Germany’s ASF problem will benefit the U.S. greatly.

Across Kentucky - September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020
Across Kentucky - September 16, 2020
Rob Payne, KFB Insurance VP of Claims says state adjustors have helped Iowa storm victims.
 
Market Closes - September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020
Market Closes - September 15, 2020

CBOT futures closed lower and near the lows of the day. Live cattle closed narrowly mixed while feeder futures gained around a dollar/cwt. Except for the $1.07 gain in the October contract, Lean Hogs closed lower.

Market Closes - September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020
Market Closes - September 14, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly higher with the significant exception of soybean meal.  Cattle futures closed strongly higher, adding to recent gains.  Lean hog futures closed lower, but sharply lower in the October and December contracts.