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Statement from Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney: 2018 Farm Bill

As work continues on the 2018 Farm Bill, we look forward to the benefits it promises. The bill brings relief and certainty back into the lives of our Kentucky farm families.

Market Closes - April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018
Market Closes - April 25, 2018

CBOT futures closed higher with KC/Chicago wheat leading the way by adding to Tuesday’s big gains.  Corn gained 5-6 cents/bushel on spillover from the wheat market and from fund buying.  Cattle futures closed moderately higher but near the day’s highs. Market support came from the continued strength in boxed beef values.

Market Closes - April 24, 2018
April 24, 2018
Market Closes - April 24, 2018

CBOT futures closed mostly steady to higher. KC and Chicago Wheat futures led the market today.  Cattle futures moved higher in early morning trade but then weakened with prices turning negative in the last half hour of trading.  

Market Closes - April 23, 2018
April 23, 2018
Market Closes - April 23, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed with limited market news to trade on. A much stronger US Dollar today weighed on commodity prices, some more than others.  Cattle futures closed up sharply with the April LC contract closing near the day’s highs and posting the best gain for LC futures. LC futures charted “gap higher” openings.  

Market Closes - April 19, 2018
April 19, 2018
Market Closes - April 19, 2018

CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed after trading around one-percent ranges. Cattle futures closed sharply lower and near the day’s lows. The nearby April LC contract posted a bearish key reversal. Lean Hog futures closed little changed and remain near the April highs.

Across Kentucky Promo April 23, 2018 - April 27, 2018
April 19, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo April 23, 2018 - April 27, 2018

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Across Kentucky - April 27, 2018
April 19, 2018
Across Kentucky - April 27, 2018

Last week we featured a story about Kentucky Farm Bureau Executive Vice-President David Beck, who recently announced his retirement after 41 years.  On today’s program we talk with Mr. Beck about his decision to be the next President and CEO of the Kentucky Fair Board and his mission for improving the International Convention Center and Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

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