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Kentucky Production Agri-Tech (KPAT) Initiative

Kentucky Production Agri-Tech (KPAT) Initiative

The backbone of Kentucky’s agriculture industry is the existence of family-owned production farms and supporting businesses located in every region of the state. Often small operations, these entities make up the majority of the ag industry in the Commonwealth, therefore representing a significant portion of the state’s overall economic development structure.

Market Closes - March 3, 2021
March 3, 2021
Market Closes - March 3, 2021

CBOT futures closed mostly lower with corn and wheat leading the way down. Live cattle ended near steady in nearby contracts to higher in deferred LC contracts. Lean hog futures reversed Tuesday’s losses to close strongly higher even on weakness in the pork cutout. 

Across Kentucky - March 3, 2021
March 3, 2021
Across Kentucky - March 3, 2021

LaRue County's Phyllis Gentry says an essay contest helped raise awareness of mental health and rural suicide.

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Market Closes - March 2, 2021
March 2, 2021
Market Closes - March 2, 2021

CBOT futures closed strongly higher and near the upper end of the range. Live cattle closed slightly higher and feeder futures ended mixed with March/April/May posting losses. Lean hog futures closed mostly lower with nearby April LH dropping the most -- $2.375/cwt. 

Market Closes - March 1, 2021
March 1, 2021
Market Closes - March 1, 2021

CBOT futures closed mostly lower and near the day’s lows. Spring crop insurance guarantees for corn and soybeans are $4.58 and $11.87 per bushel, respectively.  Cattle futures closed lower and mostly in the lower portion of the trading range. Lean hog futures closed higher on strength in cash hog prices and the pork cutout.  

Across Kentucky - March 1, 2021
March 1, 2021
Across Kentucky - March 1, 2021

Jefferson County's Bob Williams discusses their partnership to protect Seneca students from COVID-19.

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February 26, 2021 - Legislative Report No. 6 - 2021 Kentucky General Assembly
February 26, 2021
February 26, 2021 - Legislative Report No. 6 - 2021 Kentucky General Assembly