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Comment Column:  Being an Everyday Advocate

Comment Column: Being an Everyday Advocate

Having lived and worked on the family farm all of my life, there are a couple of things I am sure of. First, I know there is no place I would rather be than on our farm and no place I would have rather raised my family.

Market Closes - February 1, 2021
February 1, 2021
Market Closes - February 1, 2021

CBOT futures closed mixed between commodities and within the soybean contracts. Live cattle futures closed mixed while feeders were higher across the board. Lean hog futures finished lower in the front contracts and higher in the July-forward ones.

Summit Offers Producers Tips for Direct Sales
January 29, 2021
Summit Offers Producers Tips for Direct Sales

When income flows directly from consumers to farmers, everyone benefits. Consumers have access to the freshest food, farmers can ask a premium price for their product because there is no middle-man, and local economies benefit in the form of jobs and local purchases. For farmers who are thinking about this for the first time or have been doing direct sales for years, the Agriculture Direct Marketing Summit, Feb. 16-18, offers tips to improve the direct sales process. 

Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Given Green Light for 2021
January 29, 2021
Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Given Green Light for 2021

With sales approaching or exceeding the $1 million mark each year, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo offers purebred cattle breeders one of the most unique and effective state-supported promotional events.

Across Kentucky - January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021
Across Kentucky - January 29, 2021

Mayfield Representative Richard Heath says Senate Bill 3 has bicameral support in Frankfort.

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Market Closes - January 28, 2021
January 28, 2021
Market Closes - January 28, 2021

CBOT futures closed steady in old-crop corn but lower in wheat, soybeans and meal. Cattle futures closed steady to slightly lower in both live cattle and feeders.  Lean hog futures closed mixed with nearby February LH lower.

Market Closes - January 27, 2021
January 27, 2021
Market Closes - January 27, 2021

CBOT futures closed mixed but generally far below the day’s highs which were established overnight.  Cattle futures closed lower with slight losses in live futures and modest losses in feeder cattle.  Excluding the February LH, lean hog futures closed slightly lower after some contracts scored new contract highs.