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"It's Gooo-od": Feeding Kentucky Buys 10,000 Pounds of Purnell's Sausage

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced Feeding Kentucky has purchased 10,080 pounds of Kentucky Proud pork sausage from the iconic Purnell’s “Old Folks” headquartered in Simpsonville, Kentucky. The purchase is funded by a historic donation from Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company to Feeding Kentucky as part of the Kentucky Hunger Initiative last month.

Market Closes - April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020
Market Closes - April 23, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed and well off the day’s highs.  Cattle futures were mostly lower, although a few contracts posted small gains. Lean hog futures closed sharply higher on soaring pork values as hog slaughter is restricted due to plant closures.

Feeding Kentucky Purchases More Than 13,000 Kentucky Ground Beef Hamburgers
April 23, 2020
Feeding Kentucky Purchases More Than 13,000 Kentucky Ground Beef Hamburgers

Feeding Kentucky has purchased 3,408 pounds of Kentucky ground beef with funds from Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance’s historic half-million dollar donation as part of Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles’ Kentucky Hunger Initiative.

Across Kentucky - April 22, 2020
April 22, 2020
Across Kentucky - April 22, 2020

Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance CEO John Sparrow discusses how the organization is giving back during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Market Closes - April 21, 2020
April 21, 2020
Market Closes - April 21, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed as the market continues to deal with sharply lower energy futures and less feed demand as livestock slaughter is hindered by COVID labor issues.  Live cattle closed moderately lower while feeder cattle had small losses.  Lean Hog futures closed widely mixed with May and June LH higher.

KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
April 21, 2020
KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

We are thankful for USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement of a $19 billion assistance package for our nation’s farm families in response to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the agriculture community. 

Market Closes - April 20, 2020
April 20, 2020
Market Closes - April 20, 2020

CBOT futures closed widely mixed with wheat futures on the winning side. U.S. corn is 7% planted compared to 9% average. U.S. soybean planted is 2% done versus 1% average. Cattle futures closed moderately lower, and close to the day’s lows. Lean hog futures closed strongly higher with the nearer contracts leading the way.