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President's Column:  Grassroots, The Foundation of Farm Bureau

President's Column: Grassroots, The Foundation of Farm Bureau

Whenever I have been asked to describe what Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is about or how it operates, I always begin with one word: “grassroots.”

If you have been around this organization as long as I have, that word comes up often and we never want to lose sight of how important it really is.

Market Closes - July 14, 2020
July 14, 2020
Market Closes - July 14, 2020

CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed with late selling knocking prices down.  Cattle futures closed lower in a wide range. Lean hog futures closed widely mixed with the August LH contract losing the most at $1.35/cwt to $49.92.

Market Closes - July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020
Market Closes - July 13, 2020

Adding to Friday’s sharp losses, CBOT futures closed sharply lower to start the week. Live cattle futures ended mixed while feeder cattle made strong gains on top of Friday’s rally.  Lean hog futures posted modest gains except the August LH closed up $1.40/cwt.

Across Kentucky - July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 13, 2020

AFBF President Zippy Duvall discusses the next farm bill.

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Across Kentucky - July 10, 2020
July 10, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 10, 2020

KFB 2nd Vice President Sharon Furches has been appointed to an EPA advisory committee.

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Market Closes - July 9, 2020
July 9, 2020
Market Closes - July 9, 2020

Corn and soybean futures closed slightly higher but well below the day’s highs and ended in the lower half of the trading range. Live cattle and feeder cattle futures closed slightly higher but faded from the day’s highs set in the 11 a.m. hour. Lean hog futures made big gains today following an 8-day bottoming process.

Across Kentucky - July 8, 2020
July 8, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 8, 2020

KFB National Affairs Director Emily Buckman says Federal CFAP assistance is available now.

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