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Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule is a victory for clean water and clear rules. As farmers, we share the goal of protecting the nation’s water, but the 2015 Waters of the United States rule was unreasonable and unworkable. It made conservation more difficult and created huge liabilities for farmers.

Across Kentucky - August 28, 2019
August 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 28, 2019

Blake Penn says Penn Country Hams began in the town of Mannsville, Kentucky, which was once larger than Campbellsville.  Penn tells how the ham business began and what he sees for the future of the country ham market.

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Across Kentucky - August 27, 2019
August 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 27, 2019

The Grand Champion Ham at the Kentucky State Fair was a product of Penn Country Ham in Mannsville, Kentucky.  Blake Penn talks about the winning ham, how they picked the ham out, the process they use to cure hams and how their business is continuing to grow.  

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Across Kentucky - August 26, 2019
August 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 26, 2019

Two FFA teams are representing Kentucky in the National Crop Scouting competition Monday, August 26, in Boone, Iowa.  University of Kentucky Plant Pathologist Dr. Kiersten Wise talks about the competition, the winning teams and what the teams learned.

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Market Closes - August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019
Market Closes - August 20, 2019

After trading higher overnight, CBOT futures found aggressive selling when the market reopened at 830 am CT. Corn futures led to the downside, reaching a new low for the current downtrend.  Cattle futures closed higher with the Live Cattle posting strong gains. LC were supported by rising boxed beef values and extraordinary packer margins. Lean Hog futures closed strongly higher. 

Market Closes - August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019
Market Closes - August 19, 2019

CBOT futures closed lower and near the day’s lows for corn and soybeans; wheat finished midrange.  Cattle futures closed mostly higher but near the day’s lows after a rally during the first hour failed to hold. Lean Hog futures closed strongly higher and near the day’s highs.

Market Closes - August 15, 2019
August 15, 2019
Market Closes - August 15, 2019

CBOT futures closed steady to lower but with closes near the day’s lows. Live Cattle futures closed steady after an opening rally failed. Feeder cattle once again outperformed Live Cattle futures. Lean Hog futures have been on a roller coaster with alternating up and down days.