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KFB Candid Conversation:  U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialist Dani Rodgers Discusses the Importance of the Census

KFB Candid Conversation: U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialist Dani Rodgers Discusses the Importance of the Census

KFB Candid Conversation presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, Dani Rodgers, Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau discusses the census process and why it is so important, especially to rural communities.

Market Closes - November 6, 2019
November 6, 2019
Market Closes - November 6, 2019

After trading to the upside overnight, corn and soybeans headed south once the market reopened at 8:30 am.  Cattle futures closed lower with feeder cattle leading the way down.  Lean Hog futures closed lower with the nearby December LH down sharply.  

Market Closes - November 5, 2019
November 5, 2019
Market Closes - November 5, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed with wheat gaining on corn, while soybean futures slipped four cents.  Live Cattle closed mixed while Feeder Cattle closed lower. After opening near steady, lean hog futures steadily moved higher throughout the morning and closed near the highs, up sharply on the day.

KFB Third Quarter Marketbasket Survey Shows Slight Increase in Food Prices
November 5, 2019
KFB Third Quarter Marketbasket Survey Shows Slight Increase in Food Prices

The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey results from the third quarter of 2019 indicate an increase to the overall cost of food with substantial price fluctuations of most items.

Market Closes - November 4, 2019
November 4, 2019
Market Closes - November 4, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed with corn and wheat under pressure from disappointing export demand and plentiful supplies. Some private corn production estimates are above expectations. Cattle futures closed slightly higher except for the nearby feeder contracts.  Beyond the nearby December LH contract, futures closed moderately lower.

Across Kentucky Promo November 4, 2019 - November 8, 2019
October 30, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo November 4, 2019 - November 8, 2019

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Across Kentucky - November 8, 2019
October 30, 2019
Across Kentucky - November 8, 2019

Class XXII of the Kentucky Agriculture Leadership Program is in full swing, with class members learning about agriculture across the state and around the world.  Class members Tyler Ferguson and Jim Gilles talk about their experiences in the class, their fellow class members and what they are learning.

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