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"It's Gooo-od": Feeding Kentucky Buys 10,000 Pounds of Purnell's Sausage

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced Feeding Kentucky has purchased 10,080 pounds of Kentucky Proud pork sausage from the iconic Purnell’s “Old Folks” headquartered in Simpsonville, Kentucky. The purchase is funded by a historic donation from Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company to Feeding Kentucky as part of the Kentucky Hunger Initiative last month.

Market Closes - April 16, 2020
April 16, 2020
Market Closes - April 16, 2020

CBOT futures closed steady to lower with closing prices near the day’s lows. Cattle futures closed higher with the April LC contract limited by light cash trade at $94-95/cwt ($105 last week).  Lean Hog futures closed lower with nearby May LH taking the hardest hit. 

Market Closes - April 15, 2020
April 15, 2020
Market Closes - April 15, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed with corn, wheat and soybeans much lower.  Cattle futures closed mostly higher with nearby LC up $1.02/cwt.  Lean hog futures closed higher with the April LH contract expiring today down .05 to 45.60.

Across Kentucky - April 15, 2020
April 15, 2020
Across Kentucky  - April 15, 2020

Kentucky Farm Bureau 2nd Vice President Sharon Furches talks about the importance of industries that support agriculture.

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Market Closes - April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020
Market Closes - April 14, 2020

CBOT futures closed lower and near the day’s lows. Futures held up well overnight, but headed south after the 830 am CT reopening. Live and feeder cattle futures closed strongly higher following Monday’s limit-down moves. Lean Hog futures closed widely mixed due to uncertainty about hog plant closures.  

Market Closes - April 13, 2020
April 13, 2020
Market Closes - April 13, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly lower to steady. The entire soy complex led the market to the downside.  Cattle futures closed down the daily limit of $3.00 in Live Cattle and $4.50/cwt in Feeder Cattle. Except for the soon-to-expire April LH contract, lean hog futures closed sharply lower with May and June LH locking down the daily $3.75 limit. 

Across Kentucky - April 13, 2020
April 13, 2020
Across Kentucky - April 13, 2020

USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky discusses the importance of America’s food production system.

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