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STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT MARK HANEY ON THE 2018 FARM BILL

I can’t overemphasize the importance of the Farm Bill to Kentucky farm families and rural communities. It truly is the single most important piece of legislation related to agriculture. The failure to pass the bill in the House, while disappointing, should be viewed as an opportunity to work harder, speak louder, and advocate more often to see this bill through to passage and ultimately law.

2018 Final Legislative Report
May 1, 2018
2018 Final Legislative Report
Market Closes - April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018
Market Closes - April 30, 2018

CBOT futures closed widely mixed with Chicago Wheat soaring and old-crop soybeans sliding lower, after trading higher Sunday night.  Cattle futures closed lower and near the day’s lows. Cattle gapped higher on the open, supported by Friday’s jump in cash cattle prices ($124 – 126).

Farm Bureaus Supporting Dairy Farmers
April 30, 2018
Farm Bureaus Supporting Dairy Farmers

Letter to dairy farmers in Kentucky and Tennessee from Jeff Aiken and Mark Haney; respective presidents of the farm bureaus in Tenessee and Kentucky, about a meeting with Dana Coale, USDA AMS Administrator of Dairy Programs to discuss the current milk market orders situation. 

Market Closes - April 26, 2018
April 26, 2018
Market Closes - April 26, 2018

CBOT futures closed steady to lower. Overnight strength gave way after USDA released its Weekly Export Sales report which was disappointing for corn and soybeans.  Beyond the nearby April contracts, cattle futures closed lower and near the day’s lows.

Across Kentucky Promo April 30, 2018 - May 4, 2018
April 26, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo April 30, 2018 - May 4, 2018

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Across Kentucky - May 4, 2018
April 26, 2018
Across Kentucky - May 4, 2018

More than 170,000 people will gather at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5th, to watch the Kentucky Derby.  Trainer Larry Jones talks with host Alan Watts about the excitement of derby day for a trainer, how it feels to walk from the stables to the paddock and the excitement he still feels when the horses cross the finish line.

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