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President's Column:  Grassroots, The Foundation of Farm Bureau

President's Column: Grassroots, The Foundation of Farm Bureau

Whenever I have been asked to describe what Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is about or how it operates, I always begin with one word: “grassroots.”

If you have been around this organization as long as I have, that word comes up often and we never want to lose sight of how important it really is.

Market Closes - July 27, 2020
July 27, 2020
Market Closes - July 27, 2020

Corn and soybean futures ended steady while wheat futures dropped sharply.  Cattle futures closed lower with feeders posting big losses in the Aug/Sep/Oct FC contracts.  Lean Hog futures closed mixed – higher in the Aug/Oct contracts and lower in the deferred ones. 

Across Kentucky - July 27, 2020
July 27, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 27, 2020

KFB President Mark Haney says rural broadband is a top priority.

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Across Kentucky - July 24, 2020
July 24, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 24, 2020

Danielle Hayden shares a love for farm life and the family farm.

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Market Closes - July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020
Market Closes - July 23, 2020

CBOT futures closed widely mixed with soybean meal leading bean futures higher.  Cattle futures closed mostly lower and near the day’s lows.  Cattle futures closed mostly lower and near the day’s lows.

Market Closes - July 22, 2020
July 22, 2020
Market Closes - July 22, 2020

CBOT futures closed moderately higher with corn and soybeans finishing the day near the highs; futures drifted higher throughout the day. Cattle futures were little changed at the close, ending up mid-range.  Lean hog futures closed slightly higher except August LH gained $1.17/cwt. 

Across Kentucky - July 22, 2020
July 22, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 22, 2020

KFB 1st Vice President Eddie Melton offers an update on the state's crops.

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