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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.

Market Closes - January 15, 2020
January 15, 2020
Market Closes - January 15, 2020

Except for Chicago Wheat, CBOT futures closed lower on a weak finish following the signing of the US/China Trade Agreement. Cattle futures closed lower but trading ranges were wider today, especially in FC.  Lean Hog futures closed slightly higher with trade inside yesterday’s wide ranges.

KFB President Mark Haney Statement on the China Trade Agreement
January 15, 2020
KFB President Mark Haney Statement on the China Trade Agreement

With today’s signing of the Phase I Trade Agreement between the U.S. and China, our farm families here and across the country have renewed hope of normalized agricultural trade between our country and what was once our largest ag-export market. 

KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows 2019 Ending with Slight Increase in Overall Food Prices for Consumers
January 15, 2020
KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows 2019 Ending with Slight Increase in Overall Food Prices for Consumers

The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey results from the fourth quarter of 2019 indicate price fluctuations to most food items and a slight increase in the overall cost of food over the course of the year. 

Market Closes - January 14, 2020
January 14, 2020
Market Closes - January 14, 2020

Ahead of tomorrow’s midday signing of the US/China Phase 1 trade agreement, corn and soybean futures closed steady in narrow range trading and wheat continued to trend higher. Cattle futures closed little changed but remain not far from the contract highs.  Lean hog futures posted strong gains even as cash hog and pork values did not. 

Market Closes - January 13, 2019
January 13, 2020
Market Closes - January 13, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed today. Corn closed higher and near the day’s highs in follow-through buying to Friday’s strong market. Cattle futures closed lower on last week’s disappointing cash steer trade at steady prices around $124/cwt. Lean Hog futures closed moderately lower and near chart support.

January 10, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 2 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 2 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly