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Getting a Look at Agriculture Outside the US:  Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home

Getting a Look at Agriculture, Outside the US: Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home.

Sometimes, the best way to see more clearly, and perhaps appreciate more, a specific issue that is close to home, is to observe if from a different perspective, in a different place.  

Across Kentucky - March 13, 2019
March 7, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 13, 2019

Farm Bureau members also heard from five of the six members of the Kentucky Congressional Delegation during the annual Farm Bureau Congressional Tour.  The Congressional Delegation addressed topics ranging from rural broadband to trade, labor issues and a number of other topics.

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Across Kentucky - March 12, 2019
March 7, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 12, 2019

More than 300 Kentucky Farm Bureau members met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul during the annual Congressional Tour.  Senators McConnell and Paul talked about important agriculture issues including trade, industrial hemp, socialism, the impact of Farm Bureau and the possibility of association health plans.

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Across Kentucky - March 11, 2019
March 7, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 11, 2019

Members of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Women’s organization gathered in Lexington recently for the annual Women’s Leadership Conference.  Farm Bureau Women’s Advisory Committee Chairman Vickie Bryant talks about the conference, some of the highlights and the message shared by the keynote speaker.

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Market Closes - March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
Market Closes - March 5, 2019

And the beat goes on – corn and beans closed little changed as the China trade situation drags on with rumors of a big deal, but confirmation still days/weeks away.  Live Cattle closed mixed and Feeders were lower across the board. Lean Hog futures closed higher, posting the highest closes since February 15. 

2019 Young Farmer Marketing Tour Agenda
March 5, 2019
2019 Young Farmer Marketing Tour Agenda
Market Closes - March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019
Market Closes - March 4, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed with soybeans and wheat ending near the day’s lows.Early support came from President Trump’s encouraging remark about a US/China trade deal.  Live Cattle futures closed lower, led by the nearby April LC dropping 1.20 to 128.35.