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Getting a Look at Agriculture Outside the US:  Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home

Getting a Look at Agriculture, Outside the US: Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home.

Sometimes, the best way to see more clearly, and perhaps appreciate more, a specific issue that is close to home, is to observe if from a different perspective, in a different place.  

Across Kentucky – February 25, 2019
February 21, 2019
Across Kentucky – February 25, 2019

Kentucky Farm Bureau members are in Washington, DC this week for the annual Congressional Tour.  First Vice-President Eddie Melton says members will be meeting with the Kentucky Congressional delegation and will likely discuss trade, rural broadband and a number of other topics.

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KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on Waters of the U.S. Rule
February 21, 2019
KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on Waters of the U.S. Rule

As we move forward in our advocacy efforts related to water resource issues, I want to point out that the revised Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule has been posted on the Federal Register. I can’t tell you how important it is to have our voices heard regarding this matter, and how vital it has been for our farmers and ranchers to get this revised rule.

Market Closes - February 20, 2019
February 20, 2019
Market Closes - February 20, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed with narrow gains in corn and soybeans and sharp losses in wheat futures.  Cattle futures closed steady to slightly higher in narrow trading ranges. LC was supported by winter storms impacting feedlots and weighed down by weaker boxed beef.  Lean Hog futures dropped sharply. 

2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Congressional Tour
February 20, 2019
2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Congressional Tour
Market Closes - February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019
Market Closes - February 19, 2019

Coming out of the 3-day weekend, traders were in no mood to buy futures. Futures headed lower as soon as the 830 am bell rung; the selling continued into the close except for soybeans and meal.  Cattle futures closed higher, supported by higher midday beef values and reduced slaughter last week. Lean Hog futures closed lower with $3.00/cwt limit-down losses in the first 5 contracts. 

February 15, 2019 - Legislative Report No. 4 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly
February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019 - Legislative Report No. 4 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly