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Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule is a victory for clean water and clear rules. As farmers, we share the goal of protecting the nation’s water, but the 2015 Waters of the United States rule was unreasonable and unworkable. It made conservation more difficult and created huge liabilities for farmers.

Across Kentucky - July 18, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 18, 2019

Agriculture Undersecretary Bill Northey says dairy farmers still have plenty of time to sign up for the new Dairy Margin Protection Program.  Northey talks about the program, what it offers dairy farmers, how to sign up and other details.

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Across Kentucky – July 17, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky – July 17, 2019

A Johnson County farmer is leading the Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmers this year.  We meet President Tyler Ferguson, learn about his farming operation, how he got started, the importance of the Kentucky Ag Development Board in Eastern Kentucky and why he enjoys farming and agriculture.

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Across Kentucky – July 16, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky – July 16, 2019

The Tennessee-Kentucky Thresherman's Association will host their 50th annual steam engine and threshing show this weekend in Adams, TN.  Derrick Wilson, who is a member of the association, talks about the show, what people can see and when it will take place.

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Across Kentucky – July 15, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky – July 15, 2019

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says Kentucky is leading the way in agricultural hemp production and will help the USDA formulate regulations for the crop.  Secretary Perdue was in Kentucky this month to see agricultural hemp research at the University of Kentucky and learn about the manufacturing industry.

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Market Closes - July 9, 2019
July 9, 2019
Market Closes - July 9, 2019

CBOT futures closed very mixed with corn and wheat declining and soybeans settling higher by the close. Cattle futures closed sharply higher even as boxed beef values dropped sharply. Beyond the nearby July LH contract, lean hog futures closed sharply higher to locked limit up in the Aug/Oct/Dec contracts.

Market Closes - July 8, 2019
July 8, 2019
Market Closes - July 8, 2019

Corn and soybean futures closed little changed after trading both sides of unchanged. No major news today to move the market. Traders are preparing for Thursday’s monthly USDA crop reports. Cattle futures closed mostly lower with Live Cattle not seeing follow-through from Friday’s move higher. Lean Hog futures fell sharply today with July LH moving to a new 12-month low; the close is barely above the contract low set last July.