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Elections Held During Kentucky Farm Bureau's 100th Annual Meeting

Elections Held During Kentucky Farm Bureau's 100th Annual Meeting

Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected Kentucky Farm Bureau President on the concluding day of the organization’s 100th annual meeting. Also re-elected were Webster County’s Eddie Melton as First Vice-President and Sharon Furches of Calloway County as Second Vice-President. 

Market Closes - September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019
Market Closes - September 17, 2019

The major CBOT futures contracts closed lower with some volatility at the close. Cattle futures closed strongly higher in the upper end of the day’s trading range.  Lean Hog futures closed sharply lower with the December LH ending down the daily $3.00 limit (expands to $4.50 tomorrow).

Market Closes - September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019
Market Closes - September 12, 2019

CBOT futures closed strongly higher and at/near the day’s highs, supported by positive news in US/China trade negotiations and technical short-covering by the speculators.   Cattle futures closed higher but generally took a break after strong price gains on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Even as pork values fell sharply, lean hog futures soared $3.00 higher to limit-up levels.

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule
September 12, 2019
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.

Commissioner Quarles Proclaims Sept. 15-21 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky
September 12, 2019
Commissioner Quarles Proclaims Sept. 15-21 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has proclaimed the week of Sept. 15-21 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to encourage farmers and farm workers to put safety first at all times.

Across Kentucky Promo September 16, 2019 - September 20, 2019
September 12, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo  September 16, 2019 - September 20, 2019

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Across Kentucky - September 20, 2019
September 12, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 20, 2019

The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development has a mission of helping farmers and agribusiness operate and grow their farms and businesses.  Business Development Assistant Kelley Padgett talks about KCARD, what the organization does and some of the services offered to farmers and agribusiness owners.

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