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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.

Value-Added Growth is Key to Some Dairy Operation Successes
July 1, 2020
Value-Added Growth is Key to Some Dairy Operation Successes

The dairy industry has a long and storied history in the Commonwealth; one that is steeped in tradition and can be traced back for generations. In fact, if you ask any dairy producer why they continue in such a demanding sector, they will likely list tradition as one of their deciding factors.

Miss Kentucky Alex Francke: Finding New Ways to Complete Her Mission
July 1, 2020
Miss Kentucky Alex Francke: Finding New Ways to Complete Her Mission

Since 1935, there has been a Miss Kentucky pageant held every year  (with the exception of the World War II years). That changed, however, for the 2020 pageant due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Across Kentucky - July 1, 2020
July 1, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 1, 2020

KY Farmer-Veteran Alvina Maynard embraces challenges and loves our nation's flag.

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Market Closes - June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020
Market Closes - June 29, 2020

CBOT futures closed steady to mostly higher with corn and winter wheat soaring. Cattle futures managed to close slightly higher as these markets continue their choppy sideways pattern.  Lean hog futures closed slightly higher after futures had dropped sharply on Friday in reaction to the bearish Hogs and Pigs Report.

Across Kentucky June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020
Across Kentucky June 29, 2020

KFB President Mark Haney salutes our country's soldiers and celebrates freedom.

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Market Closes - June 25, 2020
June 25, 2020
Market Closes - June 25, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed with corn taking it on the chin. Cattle futures closed mostly higher in relatively narrow price ranges. Lean hog futures closed from steady to $1.07 higher ahead of this afternoon’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report.