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Kentucky Family Wins Top Honor from American Farm Bureau Federation

Kentucky Family Wins Top Honor from American Farm Bureau Federation

Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County won a top honor during the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) virtual convention today, being named winners of the Young Farmers & Ranchers “Achievement Award.”  

Market Closes - January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021
Market Closes - January 12, 2021

CBOT futures closed sharply higher in response to the bullish USDA crop/S&D reports.  Cattle futures closed mixed in live cattle but sharply lower in feeder cattle due to the soaring corn price. Lean hog futures closed near steady in February LH and a dollar plus in deferred contracts. 

Market Closes - January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021
Market Closes - January 11, 2021

CBOT futures closed mostly lower with soybean meal being the exception with a contract high close up $7/ton and new contract high. Cattle futures mostly closed little changed with a downward bias, but nearby Live Cattle were pressured by last week’s steady-at-best live market ($110-112). Lean hog futures closed slightly higher except the February LH finished barely in the red.

Across Kentucky - January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021
Across Kentucky - January 11, 2021

KY Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles acknowledges agriculture's role in surviving the challenges of 2020.

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January 8, 2021 - Legislative Report No. 2 - 2021 Kentucky General Assembly
January 8, 2021
January 8, 2021 - Legislative Report No. 2 - 2021 Kentucky General Assembly
Across Kentucky - January 8, 2021
January 8, 2021
Across Kentucky - January 8, 2021

Greenup County's Carrie Davis says the bee's role in food production teaches the balance of nature.

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Market Closes - January 7, 2021
January 7, 2021
Market Closes - January 7, 2021

Corn futures ended nearly unchanged but wheat and soybeans closed down mostly 4-6 cents/bushel. Cattle futures closed higher led by the feeder contracts due to the weaker CBOT. Lean hog futures closed higher except for the February contract dropping 65 cents.