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Kentucky Farm Bureau Studios Nominated for Two Emmy Awards

Kentucky Farm Bureau Studios Nominated for Two Emmy Awards

Kentucky Farm Bureau Studios received two nominations in the 56th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards. The nominated segments highlighting the culture and charm of rural Kentucky aired on RFD-TV and Kentucky Educational Television.

Market Closes - May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020
Market Closes - May 11, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed and generally near the day’s lows ahead of Tuesday’s USDA WASDE Report. Cattle futures closed sharply lower with August and October LC down the daily limit. Lean hog futures closed moderately lower, continuing the trend lower seen last week.

Across Kentucky - May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020
Across Kentucky - May 11, 2020

Kentucky Farm Bureau 2nd VP Sharon Furches discusses online tools for Ag outreach and education.

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Across Kentucky - May 8, 2020
May 8, 2020
Across Kentucky - May 8, 2020

UK Livestock Analyst Kenny Burdine speaks to low cattle prices.

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Market Closes - May 7, 2020
May 7, 2020
Market Closes - May 7, 2020

CBOT futures mostly closed strongly higher on support from an announced corn export sale to China and rumors of their interest in soybeans.  Cattle futures closed strongly higher with June/Aug/Oct LC up the expanded daily limit of $4.50/cwt. Lean hog futures closed mostly lower today as hog slaughter continues to be down sharply – 36% below year-ago, but up 7% from last week at this time.

KFB Candid Conversation with University of Kentucky Associate Extension Professor Kenny Burdine
May 6, 2020
KFB Candid Conversation with University of Kentucky Associate Extension Professor Kenny Burdine

KFB Candid Conversation presents discussions about issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, UK Associate Extension Pofessor Kenny Burdine discusses the current state of the cattle industry and his role on a national team which came together to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

Kentucky Company Hoping to Turn Traditional Crop into a Life Saver
May 6, 2020
Kentucky Company Hoping to Turn Traditional Crop into a Life Saver

It is no secret that tobacco production has been on the decline for several years and for a number of reasons, including waning consumer use of tobacco products. As more and more tobacco users turn away from its usage, one Kentucky company is looking at this very traditional crop for use in a very non-traditional way – as a possible means to combat the COVID-19 virus.