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KFB Candid Conversation:  U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialist Dani Rodgers Discusses the Importance of the Census

KFB Candid Conversation: U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialist Dani Rodgers Discusses the Importance of the Census

KFB Candid Conversation presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, Dani Rodgers, Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau discusses the census process and why it is so important, especially to rural communities.

Super Gages, the Super Heroes of Water Quality Measurements: Accurate Water Quality Data is Beneficial to Everyone
February 5, 2020
Super Gages, the Super Heroes of Water Quality Measurements:  Accurate Water Quality Data is Beneficial to Everyone

With so many super heroes appearing on television and in the movies these days, it’s easy to confuse which ones can fly, or which ones have super human strength, or which ones have both.  Yet, in the world of TV and movies, one doesn’t really have to understand as much about who does what, but rather just enjoy the overall experience.

Market Closes - February 4, 2020
February 4, 2020
Market Closes - February 4, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly higher, albeit by only a few pennies. Today’s price increases appeared to be from corrective buying after the recent weakness. Live cattle closed slightly lower and feeder cattle closed higher. Lean Hog closed lower except in the nearby February LH contract.

2020 Kentucky Farm Bureau Presidents and Vice Presidents Conference Agenda
February 4, 2020
2020 Kentucky Farm Bureau Presidents and Vice Presidents Conference Agenda
Kentucky Livestock Sector: A Vital Segment of Overall Farm Economy Despite Tough 2019
February 4, 2020
Kentucky Livestock Sector:  A Vital Segment of Overall Farm Economy Despite Tough 2019

No agricultural sector was spared hardships in 2019 due to a multitude of ag-economy issues including volatile commodity markets, international trade difficulties, and weather conditions that were more favorable for waterfowl than anything else.

And while livestock producers dealt with their share of challenges, the sector still represented a very strong part of last year’s farm revenue.

January 31, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 5 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
January 31, 2020
January 31, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 5 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
Market Closes - January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020
Market Closes - January 30, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly lower, led by big losses in the soy complex and less so in corn. Cattle futures closed little changed although prices were tested on both sides of unchanged. Lean Hog futures gapped down and closed limit-down $3.00 today on continued concerns about the coronavirus and large pork production (more hogs, heavier average weight).