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President's Column:  Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

President's Column: Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

By the time Kentucky Farm Bureau was founded as an organization in 1919, the Kentucky State Fair was already celebrating its 17th birthday, officially. But the fair has roots that date back to 1816, making it one of the oldest fair celebrations in the country.

Market Closes - August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019
Market Closes - August 20, 2019

After trading higher overnight, CBOT futures found aggressive selling when the market reopened at 830 am CT. Corn futures led to the downside, reaching a new low for the current downtrend.  Cattle futures closed higher with the Live Cattle posting strong gains. LC were supported by rising boxed beef values and extraordinary packer margins. Lean Hog futures closed strongly higher. 

Market Closes - August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019
Market Closes - August 19, 2019

CBOT futures closed lower and near the day’s lows for corn and soybeans; wheat finished midrange.  Cattle futures closed mostly higher but near the day’s lows after a rally during the first hour failed to hold. Lean Hog futures closed strongly higher and near the day’s highs.

Market Closes - August 15, 2019
August 15, 2019
Market Closes - August 15, 2019

CBOT futures closed steady to lower but with closes near the day’s lows. Live Cattle futures closed steady after an opening rally failed. Feeder cattle once again outperformed Live Cattle futures. Lean Hog futures have been on a roller coaster with alternating up and down days.

Across Kentucky Promo August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019
August 15, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019

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Across Kentucky - August 23, 2019
August 15, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 23, 2019

One of the favorite exhibit areas during the Kentucky State Fair is Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance’s Pride of the Counties in the south wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center.  Bryan Regenauer with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance talks about Pride of the Counties, what people have a chance to see this year and why the exhibit is important.

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Across Kentucky - August 22, 2019
August 15, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 22, 2019

For the second year in a row Kentucky Farm Bureau and a number of other businesses and organizations will join together to recognize young people who exhibit champion livestock during the Kentucky State Fair Championship Drive.  North American International Livestock Expo Manager Catherine Riley talks about the championship drive that will culiminate this evening in Broadbent Arena.   

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