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KFB President Mark Haney Statement on the China Trade Agreement

KFB President Mark Haney Statement on the China Trade Agreement

With today’s signing of the Phase I Trade Agreement between the U.S. and China, our farm families here and across the country have renewed hope of normalized agricultural trade between our country and what was once our largest ag-export market. 

Across Kentucky - December 31, 2019
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 31, 2019

USDA Kentucky Rural Development Director Hilda Legg is encouraging more farms and businesses to apply for a grant through the Rural Energy Assistance Program in 2020.  Legg talks about the projects that can qualify and how owners can begin the application process.

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Across Kentucky - December 30, 2019
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 30, 2019

Recently, a number of farmers and rural businesses received nearly a half million dollars in grants through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy Assistance Program.  Kentucky USDA Rural Development Director Hilda Legg talks about the grants and how the recipients plan to use the money.

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Market Closes - December 19, 2019
December 19, 2019
Market Closes - December 19, 2019

CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed with support from good weekly export sales reports this morning. Cattle futures ended little changed on the day.  Lean Hog futures closed slightly higher except for the nearby February LH contract gaining $1.07/cwt.

Market Closes - December 18, 2019
December 18, 2019
Market Closes - December 18, 2019

CBOT futures closed steady to lower as the latest trade deal-led rally stalls out. Live Cattle closed near steady while feeder cattle ended slightly lower. Lean hog futures ended narrowly mixed with mid-range closes. 

Across Kentucky Promo December 23, 2019 - December 27, 2019
December 18, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo December 23, 2019 - December 27, 2019

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Across Kentucky - December 27, 2019
December 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 27, 2019

Weather and low prices affected the meat sector of the livestock industry in 2019.  University of Kentucky Agriculture Economist Dr. Kenny Burdine breaks down the meat industry numbers for poultry, swine and beef cattle in 2019, and says things are expected to improve in 2020 for all three sectors.

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