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President's Column:  Grassroots, The Foundation of Farm Bureau

President's Column: Grassroots, The Foundation of Farm Bureau

Whenever I have been asked to describe what Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is about or how it operates, I always begin with one word: “grassroots.”

If you have been around this organization as long as I have, that word comes up often and we never want to lose sight of how important it really is.

Market Closes - July 15, 2020
July 15, 2020
Market Closes - July 15, 2020

CBOT futures closed steady to sharply higher with Chicago wheat up over 20 cents.  Cattle futures closed slightly higher in deferred contracts to sharply higher in the nearby contracts.  Except for nearby July and August, lean hog futures closed slightly lower in narrow range trading. 

Across Kentucky - Juy 15, 2020
July 15, 2020
Across Kentucky - Juy 15, 2020

KFB  President Mark Haney advocates for expanded rural broadband service.

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Market Closes - July 14, 2020
July 14, 2020
Market Closes - July 14, 2020

CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed with late selling knocking prices down.  Cattle futures closed lower in a wide range. Lean hog futures closed widely mixed with the August LH contract losing the most at $1.35/cwt to $49.92.

Market Closes - July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020
Market Closes - July 13, 2020

Adding to Friday’s sharp losses, CBOT futures closed sharply lower to start the week. Live cattle futures ended mixed while feeder cattle made strong gains on top of Friday’s rally.  Lean hog futures posted modest gains except the August LH closed up $1.40/cwt.

Across Kentucky - July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 13, 2020

AFBF President Zippy Duvall discusses the next farm bill.

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Across Kentucky - July 10, 2020
July 10, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 10, 2020

KFB 2nd Vice President Sharon Furches has been appointed to an EPA advisory committee.

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