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Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule is a victory for clean water and clear rules. As farmers, we share the goal of protecting the nation’s water, but the 2015 Waters of the United States rule was unreasonable and unworkable. It made conservation more difficult and created huge liabilities for farmers.

Across Kentucky - August 22, 2019
August 15, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 22, 2019

For the second year in a row Kentucky Farm Bureau and a number of other businesses and organizations will join together to recognize young people who exhibit champion livestock during the Kentucky State Fair Championship Drive.  North American International Livestock Expo Manager Catherine Riley talks about the championship drive that will culiminate this evening in Broadbent Arena.   

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Across Kentucky - August 21, 2019
August 15, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 21, 2019

More than 1500 friends of Kentucky Farm Bureau are expected to enjoy country ham and all the trimmings Thursday at the Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast at the Kentucky State Fair.  Farm Bureau Public Affairs Division Director Jeff Harper previews the breakfast, talks about the money raised for charity and how the breakfast spotlights country ham producers.

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Across Kentucky - August 20, 2019
August 15, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 20, 2019

Thursday, August 22, is Kentucky Farm Bureau Day at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.  Farm Bureau Assistant to the Executive Vice-President and Organization Division Director Matt Ingram talks about events that day, how to get tickets for the Farm Bureau Picnic and a change in location for the Gospel Showcase.  

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Across Kentucky - August 19, 2019
August 15, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 19, 2019

The next Kentucky Agriculture Training School will focus on combine settings, forages and late season disease problems in row crops.  KATS Coordinator Lori Rogers previews the July 22 session, talks about who will be speaking and provides advanced registration information.

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Market Closes - August 14, 2019
August 14, 2019
Market Closes - August 14, 2019

Corn and soybean futures closed sharply lower, pressured by the lack of progress on US/China trade as well as corn’s bearish USDA crop report. Cattle futures found support today after two days of sharp losses. The very strong beef market has pushed packer margins to record high levels. Lean hog futures closed strongly higher as the August LH contract expired.

Market Closes - August 13, 2019
August 13, 2019
Market Closes - August 13, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed with corn futures closing sharply lower for the second day due to the very bearish USDA crop production report (traders still question the math). Cattle futures closed sharply lower (and made new Contract Lows) for the second day in reaction to reduced harvest capacity after a fire closed a large Kansas plant. Lean Hog futures traded to the upside but eventually closed lower under pressure from cheaper pork values and the sharp losses in the cattle futures market.