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North American International Livestock Exposition Approved to Hold 2020 Show

North American International Livestock Exposition Approved to Hold 2020 Show

The North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) was approved through the Kentucky Healthy at Work initiative to host a modified show this year. NAILE is the largest all-breed, purebred livestock exposition in the world and runs Nov. 3-19, 2020 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. 

Market Closes - May 7, 2020
May 7, 2020
Market Closes - May 7, 2020

CBOT futures mostly closed strongly higher on support from an announced corn export sale to China and rumors of their interest in soybeans.  Cattle futures closed strongly higher with June/Aug/Oct LC up the expanded daily limit of $4.50/cwt. Lean hog futures closed mostly lower today as hog slaughter continues to be down sharply – 36% below year-ago, but up 7% from last week at this time.

KFB Candid Conversation with University of Kentucky Associate Extension Professor Kenny Burdine
May 6, 2020
KFB Candid Conversation with University of Kentucky Associate Extension Professor Kenny Burdine

KFB Candid Conversation presents discussions about issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, UK Associate Extension Pofessor Kenny Burdine discusses the current state of the cattle industry and his role on a national team which came together to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

Kentucky Company Hoping to Turn Traditional Crop into a Life Saver
May 6, 2020
Kentucky Company Hoping to Turn Traditional Crop into a Life Saver

It is no secret that tobacco production has been on the decline for several years and for a number of reasons, including waning consumer use of tobacco products. As more and more tobacco users turn away from its usage, one Kentucky company is looking at this very traditional crop for use in a very non-traditional way – as a possible means to combat the COVID-19 virus.

President's Column: "Everyone is Family"
May 6, 2020
President's Column:  "Everyone is Family"

As we make our way through the COVID-19 pandemic and all the change it has created, it is hard to ignore the discomforting news we are hearing as it relates to the agriculture industry, and our economy in general.

Across Kentucky - May 6, 2020
May 6, 2020
Across Kentucky - May 6, 2020

AFBF's Sara Brow Dirkes talks about farmers helping the hungry.

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Market Closes - May 5, 2020
May 5, 2020
Market Closes - May 5, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly higher by small amounts. Cattle futures closed mixed with the 2020 contracts mostly lower. Lean hog futures closed sharply lower and generally within 50 cents of the day’s lows. Milk futures closed higher for the second straight day with the June Milk contract $3.00/cwt above its April lows.