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Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule is a victory for clean water and clear rules. As farmers, we share the goal of protecting the nation’s water, but the 2015 Waters of the United States rule was unreasonable and unworkable. It made conservation more difficult and created huge liabilities for farmers.

Market Closes - August 13, 2019
August 13, 2019
Market Closes - August 13, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed with corn futures closing sharply lower for the second day due to the very bearish USDA crop production report (traders still question the math). Cattle futures closed sharply lower (and made new Contract Lows) for the second day in reaction to reduced harvest capacity after a fire closed a large Kansas plant. Lean Hog futures traded to the upside but eventually closed lower under pressure from cheaper pork values and the sharp losses in the cattle futures market.

President's Column: Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair
August 12, 2019
President's Column:  Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

By the time Kentucky Farm Bureau was founded as an organization in 1919, the Kentucky State Fair was already celebrating its 17th birthday, officially. But the fair has roots that date back to 1816, making it one of the oldest fair celebrations in the country.

Market Closes - August 8, 2019
August 8, 2019
Market Closes - August 8, 2019

CBOT futures closed higher and near the day’s highs on short-covering in the soy complex and trader positioning ahead of Monday’s midday crop reports. Cattle futures closed slightly higher but generally within yesterday’s trading ranges.  Beyond the August LH contract, lean hog futures closed higher to sharply higher as additional short-covering took place.

Across Kentucky Promo August 12, 2019 - August 16, 2019
August 8, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo August 12, 2019 - August 16, 2019

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Across Kentucky - August 16, 2019
August 8, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 16, 2019

Kentucky Farm Bureau Executive Vice-President Drew Graham says the connection with county farm bureaus and their leaders is what makes the grassroots organization strong.  Graham talks about sharing the message of agriculture and how proud he is to lead Kentucky Farm Bureau as the organization celebrates 100 years.

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Across Kentucky - August 15, 2019
August 8, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 15, 2019

A Hodgenville farmer will lead the Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board during the next year.  First generation farmer Ryan Bivens talks about the importance of giving back to the industry he is a part of, how soybean checkoff dollars are being used, the importance of farmers seeing a return on their investment and how the board manages the funds. 

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