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President's Column:  Grassroots, The Foundation of Farm Bureau

President's Column: Grassroots, The Foundation of Farm Bureau

Whenever I have been asked to describe what Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is about or how it operates, I always begin with one word: “grassroots.”

If you have been around this organization as long as I have, that word comes up often and we never want to lose sight of how important it really is.

Market Closes - July 21, 2020
July 21, 2020
Market Closes - July 21, 2020

CBOT futures closed widely mixed with wheat higher and corn/soybeans lower. Live cattle closed slightly lower while feeders were higher beyond the August and September FC contracts. Lean hog futures closed higher as the market turned around from Monday’s selloff.

Market Closes - July 20, 2020
July 20, 2020
Market Closes - July 20, 2020

CBOT futures closed lower except for the soy complex and milk futures. Cattle futures closed lower with feeders down more than live cattle. Lean hog futures closed lower with larger losses in the 2020 contracts. 

Across Kentucky - July 20, 2020
July 20, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 20, 2020

AFBF President Zippy Duvall discusses food assistance during the COVID pandemic.

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Across Kentucky - July 17, 2020
July 17, 2020
Across Kentucky - July 17, 2020

UK's Camille Burnett  encourages support for the Heart-2-Heart campaign for agriculture.

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Market Closes - July 15, 2020
July 15, 2020
Market Closes - July 15, 2020

CBOT futures closed steady to sharply higher with Chicago wheat up over 20 cents.  Cattle futures closed slightly higher in deferred contracts to sharply higher in the nearby contracts.  Except for nearby July and August, lean hog futures closed slightly lower in narrow range trading. 

Across Kentucky - Juy 15, 2020
July 15, 2020
Across Kentucky - Juy 15, 2020

KFB  President Mark Haney advocates for expanded rural broadband service.

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