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President's Column:  Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

President's Column: Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

By the time Kentucky Farm Bureau was founded as an organization in 1919, the Kentucky State Fair was already celebrating its 17th birthday, officially. But the fair has roots that date back to 1816, making it one of the oldest fair celebrations in the country.

Market Closes - July 9, 2019
July 9, 2019
Market Closes - July 9, 2019

CBOT futures closed very mixed with corn and wheat declining and soybeans settling higher by the close. Cattle futures closed sharply higher even as boxed beef values dropped sharply. Beyond the nearby July LH contract, lean hog futures closed sharply higher to locked limit up in the Aug/Oct/Dec contracts.

Market Closes - July 8, 2019
July 8, 2019
Market Closes - July 8, 2019

Corn and soybean futures closed little changed after trading both sides of unchanged. No major news today to move the market. Traders are preparing for Thursday’s monthly USDA crop reports. Cattle futures closed mostly lower with Live Cattle not seeing follow-through from Friday’s move higher. Lean Hog futures fell sharply today with July LH moving to a new 12-month low; the close is barely above the contract low set last July.

Across Kentucky Promo July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019
July 2, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019

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Across Kentucky - July 12, 2019
July 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 12, 2019

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles says it is ideal to visit a Kentucky Proud Farmers Market. Quarles discusses the program, the variety of farm markets across the state, assistance provided to the markets and what the designation means.

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Across Kentucky - July 11, 2019
July 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 11, 2019

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will hold another of their popular Kentucky Agriculture Training Schools next week at the Research and Education Center in Princeton.  Extension Weed Specialist Dr. Travis Legleiter previews the July 18 Spray Clinic, what topics will be covered and how to sign up.

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Across Kentucky - July 10, 2019
July 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 10, 2019

Last week we met Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture student Grace Sink, who worked with Congressman James Comer as his agriculture intern this summer.  This week we talk with Grace about what she learned while living in Washington, D.C., and how the experience could influence her future in agriculture.

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