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A Different World; The Same Mission While dealing with COVID-19, Farm Families are Still Doing What They Do Best

A Different World; The Same Mission While dealing with COVID-19, Farm Families are Still Doing What They Do Best

A few short weeks ago, most citizens in Kentucky, and across the country, were preparing for spring and all the activities the new season would bring. But since the onset of COVID-19, the coronavirus, most have hunkered down close to home hoping to wait this pandemic out.

Kentucky Department of Agriculture And Kentucky Farm Bureau Provide COVID-19 Resource For Producers
April 6, 2020
Kentucky Department of Agriculture And Kentucky Farm Bureau Provide COVID-19 Resource For Producers

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation have teamed up to develop a one-page COVID-19 pandemic resource for Kentucky producers.

Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Resources are Available
April 3, 2020
Stress on the Farm and in Rural America:  Resources are Available

As the problem of stress related issues becomes more visible, the onset of COVID-19 has only escalated those stress levels for everyone as they transition to a time of working remotely, or not working at all.

Market Closes - April 1, 2020
April 2, 2020
Market Closes - April 1, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly lower led by KC Wheat. Futures rallied in the 9:00 a.m. CT hour when crude oil futures soared.  Cattle futures gapped lower on the open and closed down the expanded limit of $4.50 in LC and $6.75 in FC.  Lean hog futures also gapped lower and closed down the daily limit of $4.50/cwt.

April 2, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 14 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
April 2, 2020
April 2, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 14 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
Market Closes - April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020
Market Closes - April 1, 2020

CBOT futures closed sharply lower and near the day’s lows. Futures were pressured by bearish outside markets (equities, energy) and aggressive selling by the speculative funds. Cattle futures closed down the daily price limit as boxed beef values continue to slide lower and cash cattle prices traded $112, down $8/cwt from last week.

Market Closes - March 31, 2020
March 31, 2020
Market Closes - March 31, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed but mostly in the upper portion of the day’s trading ranges. Cattle futures posted strong gains today, following three bad days of price action. Lean Hog futures closed very widely mixed with the nearby April LH losing $1.75 after 3 previous days of limit-down action.