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Comment Column:  KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life

Comment Column: KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life

Having grown up working on my grandparent’s farm, I learned at an early age an appreciation of the farming way of life. I was taught the value agriculture holds for my family and the world around me. 

Market Closes - March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
Market Closes - March 5, 2019

And the beat goes on – corn and beans closed little changed as the China trade situation drags on with rumors of a big deal, but confirmation still days/weeks away.  Live Cattle closed mixed and Feeders were lower across the board. Lean Hog futures closed higher, posting the highest closes since February 15. 

2019 Young Farmer Marketing Tour Agenda
March 5, 2019
2019 Young Farmer Marketing Tour Agenda
Market Closes - March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019
Market Closes - March 4, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed with soybeans and wheat ending near the day’s lows.Early support came from President Trump’s encouraging remark about a US/China trade deal.  Live Cattle futures closed lower, led by the nearby April LC dropping 1.20 to 128.35.  

'Safety: Know Your Limits' is Theme of Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, March 3-9
March 4, 2019
'Safety: Know Your Limits' is Theme of Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, March 3-9

Across the country, county and state Farm Bureaus are making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP). As part of ASAP, March 3-9 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week. 

March 1, 2019 - Legislative Report No. 6 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly
March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019 - Legislative Report No. 6 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly
Market Closes - February 28, 2019
February 28, 2019
Market Closes - February 28, 2019

CBOT futures closed lower and near the day’s lows.   Futures were pressured by bearish technicals, heavy deliveries against March corn and wheat futures, and no reported progress with China on trade. Cattle futures closed mostly lower with FC leading the way down.