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County Leader Week:  A Time to Recognize and Encourage Local Volunteer Leaders

County Leader Week: A Time to Recognize and Encourage Local Volunteer Leaders

Kentucky Farm Bureau was founded on the principle of grassroots advocacy, a methodology that has served the organization well for more than 100 years.

Market Closes - February 4, 2021
February 4, 2021
Market Closes - February 4, 2021

CBOT futures closed mixed but mostly well below the day’s highs. Live and feeder cattle futures closed higher and near the day’s highs. February Lean Hogs closed down 1.35 while the other LH contracts ended barely higher.

Market Closes - February 3, 2021
February 3, 2021
Market Closes - February 3, 2021

CBOT futures closed higher with March corn leading the way; however, all grain/soy futures closed at/near the day’s highs. Cattle futures closed mixed with front-end months lower and deferred contracts higher.  Lean hog futures closed higher in strong follow-through buying to yesterday’s surge in values to contract highs.

Across Kentucky - February 3, 2021
February 3, 2021
Across Kentucky - February 3, 2021

Daviess County's Brandon Gilles was a national finalist in the AFBF Discussion Meet.

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Market Closes - February 2, 2021
February 2, 2021
Market Closes - February 2, 2021

CBOT futures closed lower as fund selling weighed on prices amid a lack of significant daily export sales announcements from USDA. Cattle futures closed moderately higher and near the day’s highs. Lean hog futures closed strongly higher with nearly all contracts trading new contract highs.

Market Closes - February 1, 2021
February 1, 2021
Market Closes - February 1, 2021

CBOT futures closed mixed between commodities and within the soybean contracts. Live cattle futures closed mixed while feeders were higher across the board. Lean hog futures finished lower in the front contracts and higher in the July-forward ones.

Summit Offers Producers Tips for Direct Sales
January 29, 2021
Summit Offers Producers Tips for Direct Sales

When income flows directly from consumers to farmers, everyone benefits. Consumers have access to the freshest food, farmers can ask a premium price for their product because there is no middle-man, and local economies benefit in the form of jobs and local purchases. For farmers who are thinking about this for the first time or have been doing direct sales for years, the Agriculture Direct Marketing Summit, Feb. 16-18, offers tips to improve the direct sales process.