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Introducing AgLand at the Kentucky State Fair

Kentucky State Fair visitors will have the opportunity to explore all aspects of Kentucky Agriculture this year at AgLand. This family-friendly, interactive agriculture space will showcase over a dozen of Kentucky's commodity groups, allow hands on experience with the Discovery Farm and farm machinery, and much more. 

Market Closes - May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018
Market Closes - May 16, 2018

Corn and soybean futures closed lower with the soy complex leading the way down. Corn and soybeans tried to move higher when markets reopened at 830 am CT, but heavy selling hit the market right away.  Cattle futures closed lower for the third straight day as cash feedlot prices soften, as did boxed beef prices today.

Market Closes - May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018
Market Closes - May 15, 2018

CBOT futures recovered from early morning losses to post mostly higher closes. The positive closes resulted from sharp gains in the last hour of trading. With follow-through selling from Monday’s sharp losses, cattle futures closed sharply lower. Two-day losses total $4-$5/cwt. US Treasury yields rose sharply today, which led to a marked rise in the US Dollar Index. 

Market Closes - May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018
Market Closes - May 14, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed after spending the overnight hours lower. However, as the market opened at 830 am CT, CBOT futures rallied sharply into the 11 am hour.  Cattle futures gapped down on the open and closed sharply lower with the nearby June LC contract settling down the daily $3.00/cwt limit. The market was pressured by Friday’s disappointing cash trade.

Market Closes - May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018
Market Closes - May 10, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed following the midday USDA report which updated their supply/demand estimates for 17/18 and 18/19. Cattle futures closed higher and near the day’s highs, which were in the last half-hour of trading. June Live Cattle was very strong today, trading to a new high for this April-May rally and closing at its highest level since March 22.

Across Kentucky Promo May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018
May 10, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018

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Across Kentucky - May 18, 2018
May 10, 2018
Across Kentucky - May 18, 2018

The work requirement included in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 2018 Farm Bill is continuing to generate quite a bit of discussion in Congress.  Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue explains the work requirement, what it will do and who will be affected by it if the 2018 Farm Bill becomes law.

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