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Kentucky Production Agri-Tech (KPAT) Initiative

Kentucky Production Agri-Tech (KPAT) Initiative

The backbone of Kentucky’s agriculture industry is the existence of family-owned production farms and supporting businesses located in every region of the state. Often small operations, these entities make up the majority of the ag industry in the Commonwealth, therefore representing a significant portion of the state’s overall economic development structure.

Across Kentucky - October 16, 2020
October 16, 2020
Across Kentucky - October 16, 2020

KY FFA President Mallory White says vocational agriculture is still growing young leaders.

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Market Closes - October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020
Market Closes - October 15, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly higher (and at/near the day’s highs), led by Chicago and KC wheat. Cattle futures closed mostly lower as beef demand becomes less certain. Lean hog futures closed mixed with nearby December LH up 1.45 but April 2021 and beyond posting losses. 

Across Kentucky - October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020
Across Kentucky - October 14, 2020

KY FCCLA President Alyssa Cracraft says strong families are key to strong communities.

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Market Closes - October 13, 2020
October 13, 2020
Market Closes - October 13, 2020

CBOT futures were mostly higher with one percent gains or less.  Cattle futures closed slightly higher after a significant morning sell off into negative territory. Lean hog futures closed with minimal losses, having climbed back from sharp losses early in the session.

Voluntary 'Ag Tag' donations amounted to $611,743 in 2020, Total to Be Divided Among 4-H, FFA, KDA
October 13, 2020
Voluntary 'Ag Tag' donations amounted to $611,743 in 2020, Total to Be Divided Among 4-H, FFA, KDA

Kentucky farmers donated $611,743.08 to the Ag Tag Program in the 2020 fiscal year that ended June 30, Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles announced.

Market Closes - October 12, 2020
October 12, 2020
Market Closes - October 12, 2020

The corn and soy complex futures contracts closed sharply lower on profit-taking on forecasts for some rain in South America and a lack of export sales announcements this morning.  Cattle futures closed lower with live cattle suffering the biggest losses.  Lean Hog futures closed slightly lower and mid-range.