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Getting a Look at Agriculture Outside the US:  Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home

Getting a Look at Agriculture, Outside the US: Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home.

Sometimes, the best way to see more clearly, and perhaps appreciate more, a specific issue that is close to home, is to observe if from a different perspective, in a different place.  

Across Kentucky - March 27, 2019
March 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 27, 2019

We continue our conversation with Hart County hay producer Clayton Jarrell about his involvement as President of the National Hay Association.  Jarrell also talks about the challenges of the hay industry and the pride he has in the product produced on his farm.

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Across Kentucky - March 26, 2019
March 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 26, 2019

A Hart County farmer has found his place in the hay industry as he produces top quality product for the horse industry.  Clayton Jarrell talks about how he got started in the hay business, the way he markets the hay from the farm and his family’s involvement in the farming operation.

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Across Kentucky - March 25, 2019
March 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 25, 2019

Farmers from Kentucky and surrounding states sold beef cattle of various breeds for top dollar at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo this year.  Board Chairman John Chism talks about the number of head in the show and sale, how the cattle sold and the youth activities that took place this year.

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Market Closes - March 20, 2019
March 20, 2019
Market Closes - March 20, 2019

CBOT futures were mostly steady except for strong gains in wheat futures. Outside markets, including higher crude oil, were positive today with the US Dollar weakening as Treasury Yields fell sharply after the FOMC suggested it didn’t expect any interest rate increase in 2019. Lean Hog futures closed up the daily trading limit of $3.00/cwt (the limit is $4.50 tomorrow).

Market Closes - March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019
Market Closes - March 18, 2019

CBOT futures were mostly lower today, weighed down by poor export inspections for last week and a Chinese newspaper saying Trump/Xi won’t meet before June.  Cattle futures closed mostly higher with small gains. The April Live Cattle contract dropped .77 to 128.32 on pressure from Friday’s $127/cwt cash trade. LH posted big gains today as traders turn more bullish on Chinese pork demand because China’s ASF outbreak is still not under control.

March 15, 2019 - Legislative Report No. 8 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly
March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019 - Legislative Report No. 8 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly