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Kentucky Winter Weather Proving to be a Roller Coaster Ride, So Far

Kentucky Winter Weather Proving to be a Roller Coaster Ride, So Far

Mark Twain once said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a minute, it’ll change.” Since he first spoke those words, many other regions and states across the country have adopted that saying, including Kentucky, where it seems to be truer during this winter season than ever before.  

KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows Slight Decrease in Food Prices for Second Straight Quarter
January 8, 2019
KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows Slight Decrease in Food Prices for Second Straight Quarter

The most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey indicates a slight decrease to the overall cost of food in the fourth quarter of 2018. However, the average marketbasket price showed an overall increase for the year, going from $115.07 in 2017 to $116.92 in 2018. The final 2018 survey is still lower than the final marketbasket of 2016 which was $118.87.

Market Closes - January 7, 2019
January 7, 2019
Market Closes - January 7, 2019

The grain and soy futures closed narrowly mixed on a lack of fundamental news.   Cattle futures closed moderately higher after opening this morning slightly lower.  Lean Hog futures closed slightly lower through the August LH contract.

Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award Seeks Nominees
January 7, 2019
Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award Seeks Nominees

Know a Kentucky farmer or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2019 Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award®.

Market Closes - January 3, 2019
January 3, 2019
Market Closes - January 3, 2019

CBOT futures closed a little higher with the MGE spring wheat contract leading the way. Most contracts opened Wednesday evening about even, but futures rallied at various times in today’s trading. Cattle futures closed lower, making for a 3-day decline which started with the bearish price reversal on Monday. 

Across Kentucky Promo January 7, 2018 - January 11, 2018
January 3, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo January 7, 2018 - January 11, 2018

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Across Kentucky - January 11, 2018
January 3, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 11, 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney says more than 400 Kentuckians will be attending the American Farm Bureau meeting January 11 through the 16th.  Haney talks with host Alan Watts about the celebration, who will be attending and the contest that Kentuckians will be competing in.

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