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Renee Laurent Named Compliance Manager

Renee Laurent Named Compliance Manager

Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) Executive Director Warren Beeler announced today the appointment of Renee Laurent to Compliance Manager. Renee is a former intern for Kentucky Farm Bureau. We wish her well at her new position and we are proud of her earning this opportunity. 

Across Kentucky - August 14, 2018
August 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 14, 2018

In June Honor Flight Bluegrass celebrated the 10th year of taking veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam to Washington, DC, to see the memorial constructed to honor them for their service.  Host Alan Watts talks with 100-year-old World War II veteran Ernie Micah about the trip and his service in World War II.

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Across Kentucky - August 13, 2018
August 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 13, 2018

Christian County Farm Bureau is celebrating the opening of their new insurance agency and county federation office that took place Tuesday, August 7.  Host Alan Watts talks with County President Kent Boyd and South Agency Manager Ashtyn Hudson about the new office, the services provided and the growth in the county farm membership.

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Market Closes - August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018
Market Closes - August 6, 2018

CBOT futures closed widely mixed, from large gains in wheat to modest losses in soybeans. Corn was little changed as it was caught between the wheat and soybean markets.  Live and feeder cattle futures opened this morning steady but quickly sold off to near the day’s lows.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall Addresses National Roundtable on Lawsuit Abuse
August 6, 2018
AFBF President Zippy Duvall Addresses National Roundtable on Lawsuit Abuse

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today joined a special national agriculture roundtable highlighting a recent wave of nuisance lawsuits targeting North Carolina hog farms.

Market Closes - August 2, 2018
August 2, 2018
Market Closes - August 2, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed with small price changes posted at the close. Ironically, corn and wheat closed higher, but it was near the low end of the trading range.  Cattle futures closed slightly lower with today’s trading mostly staying within Wednesday’s range. Lean Hog futures closed moderately lower, hitting new contract lows.

Farm Bill Will Help Farmers and Ranchers Weather the Economic Storm
August 2, 2018
Farm Bill Will Help Farmers and Ranchers Weather the Economic Storm

A storm is brewing in farm country in the form of a dragging agricultural economy, a shaky outlook for our export markets and a dire ag labor shortage.