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Down the Backroads

Down the Backroads

By Tim Thornberry, Editor Kentucky Farm Bureau News

During a recent visit to West Kentucky, I decided to make the return trip an adventure and stay off the Interstate/Parkway for as long as possible. Nothing wrong with our wonderful Interstate system, but I do enjoy the scenery that can only be found on the less beaten paths.

Across Kentucky - August 27, 2018
August 23, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 27, 2018

County Farm Bureau organizations are constantly giving back to their communities in a number of ways.  One of those is through a grant program established this year in Trigg County. President Alana Baker Dunn and County Emergency Management Director David Bryant discuss the recent purchase of three grain rescue tubes, how they will be used and the importance of having them as a resource in an emergency. 

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Market Closes - August 21, 2018
August 21, 2018
Market Closes - August 21, 2018

CBOT futures closed lower and near the day’s lows, pressured by large yield estimates from a private crop tour and a lack of friendly market news. Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed and generally mid-range. Recent strength in boxed beef values is supporting Live Cattle.  

Market Closes - August 20, 2018
August 20, 2018
Market Closes - August 20, 2018

CBOT futures closed mostly steady, but wheat futures crashed. Corn and soybean futures were pressured by weekend rainfall. Cattle futures closed mostly lower despite a second straight day of stronger boxed beef values.  Lean Hog futures closed lower with the nearby October down a large 2.12/cwt, the result of profit-taking.  

Kentucky Farm Bureau Studios Wins Three Emmy® Awards
August 20, 2018
Kentucky Farm Bureau Studios Wins Three Emmy® Awards

Kentucky Farm Bureau Studios earned three Emmy® Awards during 54th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards.

Drew Graham Appointed Executive Vice President for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation
August 17, 2018
Drew Graham Appointed Executive Vice President for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation

Mr. Drew Graham was appointed as Executive Vice President for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation effective October 1. In his new role, working in collaboration with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Drew will provide leadership and direction in all Federation operations, financial resources, and programs and services that directly benefit Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation.

Market Closes - August 15, 2018
August 15, 2018
Market Closes - August 15, 2018

CBOT futures closed mostly lower with wheat and soybean meal leading the way lower.  The major fundamental factors include large U.S. crops, foreign demand reduced by the tariff war, and a strong US Dollar weighing on exports. Cattle futures closed slightly higher and mid-range.