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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 30, 2020
July 30, 2020
Market Closes - July 30, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly narrowly mixed despite some positive export sales data.  Cattle futures closed higher with bigger gains in the feeders. Lean hog futures closed sharply lower with October and December LH falling well below the lows maintained during recent weeks.

Market Closes - July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020
Market Closes - July 29, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed with corn and soybeans closing lower and near the day’s lows.  Cattle futures closed higher, adding to Tuesday’s gains.  Lean hog futures closed lower on lower cash hog prices and weaker pork values.

Across Kentucky - July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 29, 2020

GOAP Executive Director Warren Beeler discusses the Meat Processing Incentives Program.

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Market Closes - July 28, 2020
July 28, 2020
Market Closes - July 28, 2020

CBOT futures closed sharply lower with soybean meal leading the way down.  Cattle futures closed higher after Monday’s sharp losses which looked bearish on the charts. Lean hog futures closed narrowly mixed with August and October down slightly.  

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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