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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 - April 30, 2020
April 30, 2020
Market Closes - April 30, 2020

CBOT futures closed strongly higher today, led by the soybean market. Live cattle futures closed higher while feeder futures lost value. Lean hog futures closed sharply higher on rising pork values and strong weekly pork export sales.

Market Closes - April 29, 2020
April 29, 2020
Market Closes - April 29, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed with gains in corn and beans and losses in wheat contracts.  Cattle futures closed mixed in narrow trading ranges.  Beyond the nearby May LH contract, hog futures closed lower to sharply lower in the deferred contracts. US equity markets soared today, adding to recent gains.

2020 Final Legislative Report
April 29, 2020
2020 Final Legislative Report
Across Kentucky - April 29, 2020
April 29, 2020
Across Kentucky - April 29, 2020

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney talks about challenges facing Kentucky farmers in 2020.

Market Closes - April 27, 2020
April 27, 2020
Market Closes - April 27, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly lower to sharply lower in corn.  Beyond the nearby April LC contract, cattle futures closed higher on ideas the worst has been priced in.  Lean hog futures closed sharply higher to LIMIT UP on trader optimism that China will make large purchases.

Across Kentucky - April 27, 2020
April 27, 2020
Across Kentucky - April 27, 2020

Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance CEO John Sparrow discusses the organization’s $500,000 donation to the Kentucky Hunger Initiative.

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