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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 - June 24, 2020
June 24, 2020
Market Closes - June 24, 2020

CBOT futures closed lower and near the day’s lows. Cattle futures closed slightly lower today following Tuesday’s strong gains.  Lean hog futures closed lower as traders position for tomorrow’s hog report.

Market Closes - June 23, 2020
June 23, 2020
Market Closes - June 23, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed again today with minor price changes. Cattle futures closed higher except for the nearby June LC contract. Lean Hog futures closed strongly higher despite weaker pork cutouts. 

Market Closes - June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
Market Closes - June 22, 2020

CBOT futures closed widely mixed with corn lower and wheat higher. Weekend rains and a lack of concern for damaging weather weighed on corn and soybeans less so. Cattle futures closed lower on lack of cash trading, long liquidation, and Friday’s Cattle on Feed Report that was considered negative. Lean hog futures closed sharply lower despite a huge 6.98/cwt gain in the pork cutout at midday.

Market Closes - June 18, 2020
June 18, 2020
Market Closes - June 18, 2020

Corn and soybeans closed about steady while KC/Chicago wheat dropped 4-5 cents. Cattle futures closed slightly lower on relatively narrow price ranges. Lean Hog futures closed slightly higher but in the upper price range.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Second Vice President Sharon Furches appointed to the EPA Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee
June 17, 2020
Kentucky Farm Bureau Second Vice President Sharon Furches appointed to the EPA Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the appointment of Kentucky Farm Bureau Second Vice President Sharon Furches to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC).

Across Kentucky - June 26, 2020
June 17, 2020
Across Kentucky - June 26, 2020

UK College of Agriculture Dean Dr. Nancy Cox talks about water research and classes this Fall at UK.

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