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Comment Column by KFB 1st Vice President Eddie Melton: We are Stronger Together

Comment Column by KFB 1st Vice President Eddie Melton: We are Stronger Together

I remember a time in the early 1980s, when being on the farm was difficult at best and almost impossible. I will admit, there was a point when I considered what life away from the farm would be like.

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
Market Closes - January 9, 2020
January 9, 2020
Market Closes - January 9, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed as the overnight rally melted away in corn and soybean futures during the day. On the other hand, wheat futures rose higher during the day trade.  Cattle futures closed slightly higher and remain near the contract highs.  Lean Hog futures closed lower under pressure from LH futures premium to the cash market, which is weaker as well.

Across Kentucky Promo January 13, 2020 - January 17, 2020
January 9, 2020
Across Kentucky Promo January 13, 2020 - January 17, 2020

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Across Kentucky - January 17, 2020
January 9, 2020
Across Kentucky - January 17, 2020

More than 400 Kentucky Farm Bureau members are heading to Austin, Texas this weekend for the American Farm Bureau Meeting.  Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney talks about the meeting, who will be attending, Kentucky’s impact on the meeting and some potential special guests.

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