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Down the Backroads

Down the Backroads

By Tim Thornberry, Editor Kentucky Farm Bureau News

During a recent visit to West Kentucky, I decided to make the return trip an adventure and stay off the Interstate/Parkway for as long as possible. Nothing wrong with our wonderful Interstate system, but I do enjoy the scenery that can only be found on the less beaten paths.

Market Closes - August 13, 2018
August 13, 2018
Market Closes - August 13, 2018

CBOT futures traded wide ranges today with the lows generally set overnight in following selling from Friday’s bearish USDA crop report.  Cattle futures closed lower.  LC and FC gapped down on the open and never traded on the positive side.  Lean Hog futures closed higher but way below the day’s highs.

Market Closes - August 9, 2018
August 9, 2018
Market Closes - August 9, 2018

CBOT futures closed lower and well off the day’s highs as traders prepare for the USDA production and supply-demand reports being released at 11 am CDT tomorrow.  Cattle futures closed moderately lower as the cash market dipped to $110/cwt today.  Lean Hog futures opened lower but immediately started to rally. By mid-morning, LH futures had rallied over $3.00 to lock limit UP.

Market Closes - August 8, 2018
August 8, 2018
Market Closes - August 8, 2018

CBOT futures closed steady to higher but little changed on the day except for the OATS contract.  Cattle futures closed slightly higher on a lack of market direction from cash trade.   The story hasn’t changed for Lean Hog futures – down we go to new contract lows.

Across Kentucky Promo - August 13 – August 17, 2018
August 8, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo - August 13 – August 17, 2018

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Across Kentucky - August 17, 2018
August 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 17, 2018

With the summer tobacco cutting season underway and corn shelling just around the corner, Kentucky roadways will be filled with tractors, combines, trucks and other farm equipment.  Host Alan Watts talks with farmer Michael Oliver of Seven Springs Farms about moving farm equipment, the best way to safely meet farm equipment on the road and ways to avoid problems.

Across Kentucky - August 16, 2018
August 8, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 16, 2018

The smell of Kentucky Country Ham is hard to miss on the opening day of the Kentucky State Fair, especially in 4-H Cloverville.  Kentucky Ham producer Ronnie Drennan talks about the history of the Kentucky 4-H Country Ham project, what the competition involves and how the 4-Hers can tell if they have a champion ham.