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Kentucky Farm Bureau Announces Emerald Sponsorship for 2019 4-H Emerald Gala

Kentucky Farm Bureau Announces Emerald Sponsorship for 2019 4-H Emerald Gala

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is proud to announce its Emerald Sponsorship for the 2019 4- H Emerald Gala. The Emerald Sponsorship is the top commitment available for the gala that showcases 4-H Emerald Award Winners as well as the 4-H program in Kentucky. Funding for the sponsorship is provided from both Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.

Market Closes - November 12, 2018
November 12, 2018
Market Closes - November 12, 2018

Despite bearish outside markets (stronger US Dollar, weaker energy futures), corn and soybean futures closed just 1-3 cents up/down from Friday’s closes. Cattle futures closed lower except for the Dec and Feb LC contracts, despite the stronger US Dollar and the sharp drop in US stock prices. Lean Hog futures posted moderate to strong gains today on news that African Swine Fever was found in part of China’s hog feed supply.  

Market Closes - November 8, 2018
November 8, 2018
Market Closes - November 8, 2018

Despite the USDA WASDE report being generally bearish, CBOT futures managed to close near steady. USDA cut the US average yield for corn by 1.8 bu/acre to 178.9 bu/acre, and soybeans by 1.0 bu/acre to 52.1 bu/acre. The cut in US production was bigger than traders expected. Cattle futures closed slightly higher despite a weak boxed beef market. Crude Oil is in a bear market as U.S. production hit a new record high of 11.6 million barrels/day last week.

Across Kentucky November 12, 2018 - November 16, 2018
November 8, 2018
Across Kentucky November 12, 2018 -  November 16, 2018

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Across Kentucky - November 16, 2018
November 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - November 16, 2018

Kentucky could receive as much as $200 million through the Market Facilitation Program to assist farmers impacted by the tariffs being imposed by China.  Kentucky Farm Service Agency Director Brian Lacefield explains the Market Facilitation Program, how the payments are calculated and how many Kentucky farmers will receive assistance.

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Across Kentucky - November 15, 2018
November 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - November 15, 2018

Kentucky FFA returned home from the National FFA Convention with some impressive awards.  Executive Secretary Matt Chaliff talks about the winners from Kentucky, some top finishers, a record number of American FFA Degree recipients and four Kentuckians who were honored for their service.

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Across Kentucky - November 14, 2018
November 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - November 14, 2018

Many agriculture leaders across the state and nation are hoping Congress will pass the 2018 Farm Bill now that the mid-term elections are over.  Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney talks about the farm bill, why it is important, the inclusion of Industrial Hemp legislation and the implementation process.

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