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Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County Named Kentucky Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farm Family

Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County Named Kentucky Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farm Family

Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County have been named Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) “2020 Outstanding Young Farm Family”. This annual award recognizes a couple or individual under the age of 35 that demonstrates strong farm management skills, KFB and community involvement, and consistent financial growth through their farm.

Market Closes - November 11, 2020
November 11, 2020
Market Closes - November 11, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed and well off the day’s highs which came in the overnight session on follow-through buying to Tuesday’s sharp gains. Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed but in the upper range. Lean hog futures closed lower ahead of tomorrow morning’s weekly pork export sales report.

Down the Backroads | My Rose of Hope
November 11, 2020
Down the Backroads | My Rose of Hope

As much as I love flowers and plants, the last thing I have is a green thumb. I have a hard time keeping plastic flowers alive, let alone anything living. So, when my wife had a landscaping project she wanted completed, my job was restricted solely to spreading the dirt and mulch.

KDA Partnering with Other Organizations to Administer Grant Aimed at Helping Veterans
November 11, 2020
KDA Partnering with Other Organizations  to Administer Grant Aimed at Helping Veterans

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is partnering with other agriculture organizations in administering a federal grant directed to establish and enhance farming opportunities for military veterans, Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles announced.  

Across Kentucky - November 11, 2020
November 11, 2020
Across Kentucky - November 11, 2020

KFB 2nd Vice President Sharon Furches is serving on an EPA advisory committee.

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Market Closes - November 10, 2020
November 10, 2020
Market Closes - November 10, 2020

Most CBOT futures exploded to the upside on bullish USDA Crop Production and Supply/Demand reports. Cattle futures closed mixed with live cattle slightly higher and feeder cattle down marginally. Lean hog futures ended the day mixed with Dec/Feb/April lower and deferred contracts higher.

KFB's Vision 100 Committee Moving Forward
November 9, 2020
KFB's Vision 100 Committee Moving Forward

Last year, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) created the Vision 100 Committee at the direction of KFB President Mark Haney.  This committee, comprised of KFB volunteer leaders from the local level, as well as staff from both the Federation and the Insurance Company, was convened to help guide strategic planning for the future of the entire organization.