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Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

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.

Across Kentucky - August 15, 2019
August 8, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 15, 2019

A Hodgenville farmer will lead the Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board during the next year.  First generation farmer Ryan Bivens talks about the importance of giving back to the industry he is a part of, how soybean checkoff dollars are being used, the importance of farmers seeing a return on their investment and how the board manages the funds. 

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Across Kentucky - August 14, 2019
August 8, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 14, 2019

Not only does the Kentucky State offer a variety of food, rides and shows, it also bridges the gap to connect rural and urban Kentucky.  Kentucky Venues President David Beck talks about the connection, the importance of Agland and the opportunity for farmers to share their stories with those who attend the fair this year.

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Across Kentucky - August 13, 2019
August 8, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 13, 2019

Excitement is building for the kickoff of the Kentucky State Fair Thursday, August 15.  Kentucky Venues President David Beck talks about the fair, how many people will come through the gates, where people come from and the important role the fair plays in showcasing Kentucky Agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - August 12, 2019
August 8, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 12, 2019

Kentucky celebrated farmers markets last week with Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles recognizing the importance.  Commissioner Quarles talks about the number of farmers markets in the state, where they are located, what they offer customers and how they impact each community.

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Market Closes - August 7, 2019
August 7, 2019
Market Closes - August 7, 2019

CBOT futures closed steady to slightly higher, but near the day’s highs. There was little new in the market today as traders prepare for Monday’s USDA crop reports. Cattle futures closed mostly higher except for nearby feeder cattle.  Lean hog futures closed strongly higher beyond the nearby August LH.

Market Closes - August 5, 2019
August 5, 2019
Market Closes - August 5, 2019

CBOT futures traded lower overnight but rallied throughout the day session even as the U.S. equity markets were falling lower and lower due to the escalation of the US/China trade dispute.  Cattle futures closed variably higher after suffering sharply lower opening trade due to the sharp losses in equities and other commodity futures.  Lean Hog futures closed extremely mixed with the August LH up 1.57 and the May20 LH down 2.97.