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Renee Laurent Named Compliance Manager

Renee Laurent Named Compliance Manager

Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) Executive Director Warren Beeler announced today the appointment of Renee Laurent to Compliance Manager. Renee is a former intern for Kentucky Farm Bureau. We wish her well at her new position and we are proud of her earning this opportunity. 

Across Kentucky - September 5, 2018
August 30, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 5, 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation will be under the leadership of new Executive Vice President Drew Graham October 1.  Farm Bureau president Mark Haney says Graham brings quite a bit of experience as a farmer and policy maker.  Haney talks about Graham’s qualifications, his role at Farm Bureau and willingness to serve the membership.

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Across Kentucky - September 4, 2018
August 30, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 4, 2018

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is continuing to grow the idea of holding Field Schools through the year to address a variety of topics.  Dr. Edwin Richey talks about the September 6 Small Grain Field School at the Research and Education Center in Princeton, what topics are on the agenda and how to sign up for the event.

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Across Kentucky - September 3, 2018
August 30, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 3, 2018

Pembroke Auctioneer Leon Shirk took the bidding on the Grand Champion Kentucky Country Ham to a record $2.8 million during the Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast August 23.  Host Alan Watts recalls some of the exciting auction and talks with the buyers, the producers and Farm Bureau President Mark Haney.

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Market Closes - August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018
Market Closes - August 29, 2018

CBOT futures closed steady to higher with wheat futures posting 3-4 percent gains on talk that Russia may restrict wheat exports above a certain amount.  Live cattle futures closed higher and Feeder Cattle closed lower.  Lean Hog futures closed narrowly mixed on a lack of new fundamentals.

Market Closes - August 28, 2018
August 28, 2018
Market Closes - August 28, 2018

Given a lack of unfavorable weather to impact the final production, the CBOT closed sharply lower in corn and soybean futures.  The funds have the fundamentals and technicals going their way as we wind down August. Cattle futures opened higher, but quickly sold off to the day’s lows in the first hour of trading. A recovery the rest of the day pulled prices back to mid-range and modest losses. Lean Hog futures closed lower with the nearby October LH dropping nearly the daily $3.00 limit.

Across Kentucky - August 31, 2018
August 23, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 31, 2018

If you visited the livestock barn at the Kentucky State Fair, you will likely saw Governor’s Office of Ag Policy Director Warren Beeler.  Beeler talks with host Alan Watts about the impact of youth livestock programs, the lessons learned in the show barn and the importance of organizations such as 4-H and FFA.

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