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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. 

Across Kentucky - November 14, 2019
November 7, 2019
Across Kentucky - November 14, 2019

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney says farmers are closing out a somewhat tough year with a wet spring, a dry summer and a tough harvest.  President Haney says farmers remain optimistic with a recent trade deal with Japan and the possibility of other foreign trade deals providing some additional hope for agriculture.

Across Kentucky - November 13, 2019
November 7, 2019
Across Kentucky - November 13, 2019

Kentucky First District Congressman James Comer says he is pleased with the industrial hemp regulations recently released by the United States Department of Agriculture.  Comer talks about the regulations, what they clarify and how important the regulations are for the growers and processors. 

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Across Kentucky - November 12, 2019
November 7, 2019
Across Kentucky - November 12, 2019

The North American International Livestock Exposition is undergoing a change this week as dairy animals transition out and meat animals fill the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.  North American Assistant Manager Catherine Riley talks about the meat animal shows, the return of the donkey show and the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Across Kentucky - November 11, 2019
November 7, 2019
Across Kentucky - November 11, 2019

Kentucky FFA member Lilly P’Pool from Trigg County placed 4th in the National Creed Speaking Contest at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 1.  We hear a portion of Lilly’s presentation of the FFA Creed in the final round of the competition.

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Market Closes - November 6, 2019
November 6, 2019
Market Closes - November 6, 2019

After trading to the upside overnight, corn and soybeans headed south once the market reopened at 8:30 am.  Cattle futures closed lower with feeder cattle leading the way down.  Lean Hog futures closed lower with the nearby December LH down sharply.  

Market Closes - November 5, 2019
November 5, 2019
Market Closes - November 5, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed with wheat gaining on corn, while soybean futures slipped four cents.  Live Cattle closed mixed while Feeder Cattle closed lower. After opening near steady, lean hog futures steadily moved higher throughout the morning and closed near the highs, up sharply on the day.