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Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles Sounds Alarm on Unsolicited Foreign Seeds

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles Sounds Alarm on Unsolicited Foreign Seeds

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles is sounding the alarm about reports of foreign seeds being shipped unsolicited to Kentuckians across the Commonwealth. Kentucky is the fourth state known to receive suspicious packages of seeds that appear to have originated from China.

Across Kentucky - April 6, 2020
April 6, 2020
Across Kentucky - April 6, 2020

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney discusses how Kentucky Farmers are #StillFarming during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Resources are Available
April 3, 2020
Stress on the Farm and in Rural America:  Resources are Available

As the problem of stress related issues becomes more visible, the onset of COVID-19 has only escalated those stress levels for everyone as they transition to a time of working remotely, or not working at all.

Across Kentucky - April 3, 2020
April 3, 2020
Across Kentucky - April 3, 2020

Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles talks about how consumers can find Kentucky Proud products during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Market Closes - April 1, 2020
April 2, 2020
Market Closes - April 1, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly lower led by KC Wheat. Futures rallied in the 9:00 a.m. CT hour when crude oil futures soared.  Cattle futures gapped lower on the open and closed down the expanded limit of $4.50 in LC and $6.75 in FC.  Lean hog futures also gapped lower and closed down the daily limit of $4.50/cwt.

April 2, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 14 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
April 2, 2020
April 2, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 14 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
Market Closes - April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020
Market Closes - April 1, 2020

CBOT futures closed sharply lower and near the day’s lows. Futures were pressured by bearish outside markets (equities, energy) and aggressive selling by the speculative funds. Cattle futures closed down the daily price limit as boxed beef values continue to slide lower and cash cattle prices traded $112, down $8/cwt from last week.