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Stress on the Farm and in Rural America:  Resources are Available

Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Resources are Available

As the problem of stress related issues becomes more visible, the onset of COVID-19 has only escalated those stress levels for everyone as they transition to a time of working remotely, or not working at all.

KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows 2019 Ending with Slight Increase in Overall Food Prices for Consumers
January 15, 2020
KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows 2019 Ending with Slight Increase in Overall Food Prices for Consumers

The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey results from the fourth quarter of 2019 indicate price fluctuations to most food items and a slight increase in the overall cost of food over the course of the year. 

Market Closes - January 14, 2020
January 14, 2020
Market Closes - January 14, 2020

Ahead of tomorrow’s midday signing of the US/China Phase 1 trade agreement, corn and soybean futures closed steady in narrow range trading and wheat continued to trend higher. Cattle futures closed little changed but remain not far from the contract highs.  Lean hog futures posted strong gains even as cash hog and pork values did not. 

Market Closes - January 13, 2019
January 13, 2020
Market Closes - January 13, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed today. Corn closed higher and near the day’s highs in follow-through buying to Friday’s strong market. Cattle futures closed lower on last week’s disappointing cash steer trade at steady prices around $124/cwt. Lean Hog futures closed moderately lower and near chart support.

January 10, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 2 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 2 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
Market Closes - January 9, 2020
January 9, 2020
Market Closes - January 9, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed as the overnight rally melted away in corn and soybean futures during the day. On the other hand, wheat futures rose higher during the day trade.  Cattle futures closed slightly higher and remain near the contract highs.  Lean Hog futures closed lower under pressure from LH futures premium to the cash market, which is weaker as well.

Across Kentucky Promo January 13, 2020 - January 17, 2020
January 9, 2020
Across Kentucky Promo January 13, 2020 - January 17, 2020

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