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Kentucky Production Agri-Tech (KPAT) Initiative

Kentucky Production Agri-Tech (KPAT) Initiative

The backbone of Kentucky’s agriculture industry is the existence of family-owned production farms and supporting businesses located in every region of the state. Often small operations, these entities make up the majority of the ag industry in the Commonwealth, therefore representing a significant portion of the state’s overall economic development structure.

Market Closes - December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020
Market Closes - December 28, 2020

Grain and soy futures closed widely mixed in sizable trading ranges. Cattle futures closed modestly higher except for the deferred Feeder Cattle contracts slipping into the red. Lean hog futures closed lower despite a surge in the pork cutout.

Across Kentucky - December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020
Across Kentucky - December 28, 2020

State Veterinarian Dr. Katie Flynn discusses the need for biosecurity in the state's livestock herds.

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Across Kentucky - December 25, 2020
December 25, 2020
Across Kentucky - December 25, 2020

KDA Trade Advisor Tim Hughes says Kentucky depends on global customers.

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Across Kentucky - December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020
Across Kentucky - December 23, 2020

Bath County's Missy Ginter loves farming and is winner of the KFB Public Relations Award. 

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KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on the Most Recent COVID Relief Legislation
December 22, 2020
KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on the Most Recent COVID Relief Legislation

"Last night Congress passed legislation to provide additional COVID-19 relief for Americans. Kentucky Farm Bureau is pleased to see Congress’ continued support for Kentucky farm families. This legislation provides more direct aid to farmers, reinstates the Paycheck Protection Program, and invests more in rural broadband. Kentucky Farm Bureau will closely monitor this legislation."

Market Closes - December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020
Market Closes - December 21, 2020

After being pressured by COVID news early this morning along with financial markets, CBOT futures rallied to close near the day’s highs. Cattle futures recovered from strongly lower closes related to COVID concerns and closed higher. Lean hog futures closed only slightly higher despite a very strong pork cutout in the morning.