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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.

Market Closes - August 5, 2020
August 6, 2020
Market Closes - August 5, 2020

CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed with gains made on short-covering after yesterday’s sharp losses. Cattle futures closed mostly higher with LC supported by a stronger cash market. Fed steers traded up to $100/cwt.  Lean hog futures closed slightly higher on reduced slaughter and higher pork cutout values.

Across Kentucky - August 5, 2020
August 5, 2020
Across Kentucky - August 5, 2020

KFB 2nd Vice President Sharon Furches favors locally grown foods.

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Across Kentucky - August 3, 2020
August 3, 2020
Across Kentucky - August 3, 2020

AFBF Chief Economist John Newton reports lower farm prices and higher food costs.

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Across Kentucky - July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 31, 2020

Larue County Educator Misty Bivens is the state's Ag Teacher of the Year.

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Market Closes - July 30, 2020
July 30, 2020
Market Closes - July 30, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly narrowly mixed despite some positive export sales data.  Cattle futures closed higher with bigger gains in the feeders. Lean hog futures closed sharply lower with October and December LH falling well below the lows maintained during recent weeks.

Market Closes - July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020
Market Closes - July 29, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed with corn and soybeans closing lower and near the day’s lows.  Cattle futures closed higher, adding to Tuesday’s gains.  Lean hog futures closed lower on lower cash hog prices and weaker pork values.