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President's Column: Exercise Your Right to Vote

President's Column: Exercise Your Right to Vote

Unless you haven’t been watching television or listening to the radio for the past several months, you have undoubtedly seen or heard the many political ads that are currently filling the airwaves, not to mention all the print ads in newspapers and magazines, and the many social media posts related to the upcoming election.

"It's Gooo-od": Feeding Kentucky Buys 10,000 Pounds of Purnell's Sausage
May 12, 2020
"It's Gooo-od": Feeding Kentucky Buys 10,000 Pounds of Purnell's Sausage

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced Feeding Kentucky has purchased 10,080 pounds of Kentucky Proud pork sausage from the iconic Purnell’s “Old Folks” headquartered in Simpsonville, Kentucky. The purchase is funded by a historic donation from Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company to Feeding Kentucky as part of the Kentucky Hunger Initiative last month.

Market Closes - May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020
Market Closes - May 11, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed and generally near the day’s lows ahead of Tuesday’s USDA WASDE Report. Cattle futures closed sharply lower with August and October LC down the daily limit. Lean hog futures closed moderately lower, continuing the trend lower seen last week.

Across Kentucky - May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020
Across Kentucky - May 11, 2020

Kentucky Farm Bureau 2nd VP Sharon Furches discusses online tools for Ag outreach and education.

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Across Kentucky - May 8, 2020
May 8, 2020
Across Kentucky - May 8, 2020

UK Livestock Analyst Kenny Burdine speaks to low cattle prices.

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Market Closes - May 7, 2020
May 7, 2020
Market Closes - May 7, 2020

CBOT futures mostly closed strongly higher on support from an announced corn export sale to China and rumors of their interest in soybeans.  Cattle futures closed strongly higher with June/Aug/Oct LC up the expanded daily limit of $4.50/cwt. Lean hog futures closed mostly lower today as hog slaughter continues to be down sharply – 36% below year-ago, but up 7% from last week at this time.

KFB Candid Conversation with University of Kentucky Associate Extension Professor Kenny Burdine
May 6, 2020
KFB Candid Conversation with University of Kentucky Associate Extension Professor Kenny Burdine

KFB Candid Conversation presents discussions about issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, UK Associate Extension Pofessor Kenny Burdine discusses the current state of the cattle industry and his role on a national team which came together to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.