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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.  

Market Closes - March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019
Market Closes - March 18, 2019

CBOT futures were mostly lower today, weighed down by poor export inspections for last week and a Chinese newspaper saying Trump/Xi won’t meet before June.  Cattle futures closed mostly higher with small gains. The April Live Cattle contract dropped .77 to 128.32 on pressure from Friday’s $127/cwt cash trade. LH posted big gains today as traders turn more bullish on Chinese pork demand because China’s ASF outbreak is still not under control.

March 15, 2019 - Legislative Report No. 8 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly
March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019 - Legislative Report No. 8 - 2019 Kentucky General Assembly
Market Closes - March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019
Market Closes - March 14, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed with gains probably attributable to short-covering by the very short spec funds. Cattle futures closed higher with better gains in the LC market. Lean Hog futures closed sharply higher, supported by stronger cash hog and pork values, as well as this morning’s very large pork export sales estimate.

Across Kentucky Promo March 18, 2019 - March 22, 2019
March 14, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo March 18, 2019 - March 22, 2019

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Across Kentucky - March 22, 2019
March 14, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 22, 2019

The Kentucky Ag Tag Program raised more than $600,000 in 2018 to help Kentucky 4-H and FFA members, and the Kentucky Proud Program thanks to farmers donating an extra $10 when renewing licenses for the year.  Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles talks about the importance of the program, how farmers can participate and what their participation will ultimately do.

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Across Kentucky - March 21, 2019
March 14, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 21, 2019

Daviess County farmer Scott Zoglman was recognized for raising a soybean crop that produced 100 bushels per acre.  We talk with Zoglman about his crop, when he planted it, what he planted and how his harvest turned out.

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