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May 17, 2019 - Statement From Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney on Trade and Tariffs

May 17, 2019 - Statement From Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney on Trade and Tariffs

In addition to being resourceful, hard-working and persistent, our nation’s farmers have been very patient. We have endured continued drops in net farm income, a host of natural disasters, and some of the most volatile commodity markets experienced in decades. 

Across Kentucky - March 12, 2019
March 7, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 12, 2019

More than 300 Kentucky Farm Bureau members met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul during the annual Congressional Tour.  Senators McConnell and Paul talked about important agriculture issues including trade, industrial hemp, socialism, the impact of Farm Bureau and the possibility of association health plans.

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Across Kentucky - March 11, 2019
March 7, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 11, 2019

Members of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Women’s organization gathered in Lexington recently for the annual Women’s Leadership Conference.  Farm Bureau Women’s Advisory Committee Chairman Vickie Bryant talks about the conference, some of the highlights and the message shared by the keynote speaker.

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Market Closes - March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
Market Closes - March 5, 2019

And the beat goes on – corn and beans closed little changed as the China trade situation drags on with rumors of a big deal, but confirmation still days/weeks away.  Live Cattle closed mixed and Feeders were lower across the board. Lean Hog futures closed higher, posting the highest closes since February 15. 

2019 Young Farmer Marketing Tour Agenda
March 5, 2019
2019 Young Farmer Marketing Tour Agenda
Market Closes - March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019
Market Closes - March 4, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed with soybeans and wheat ending near the day’s lows.Early support came from President Trump’s encouraging remark about a US/China trade deal.  Live Cattle futures closed lower, led by the nearby April LC dropping 1.20 to 128.35.  

'Safety: Know Your Limits' is Theme of Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, March 3-9
March 4, 2019
'Safety: Know Your Limits' is Theme of Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, March 3-9

Across the country, county and state Farm Bureaus are making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP). As part of ASAP, March 3-9 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week.