Public Affairs
On Friday, January 9, the 2015 General Assembly completed their organizational session and adjourned until February 3, 2015. During the first four days of the session, both the House and Senate elected their respective party leadership. Committee...

The 2015 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is set to begin tomorrow, January 6 with Part I and adjourn of Friday, January 9. Part II of the session will convene on Tuesday February 3 and adjourn on Monday, March 9. The General Assembly will...

The mid-term elections are over. No doubt you’re as relieved as I am to see the campaign ads fade away. Now the holidays are already upon us. As we celebrate with friends and family, it’s a good time to pause, look back and give thanks for the...

Market Updates
  • Market Closes – January 23, 2015
    CBOT futures closed mostly lower, albeit by a minimal amount. Corn futures managed a small gain thanks to this morning’s Weekly Export Sales Report which had a very surprisingly LARGE number. In contrast, the soybean sales report was...

  • Market Update – January 23, 2015
    CBOT futures are trading narrowly mixed again today. Corn futures are performing the best due to this morning’s USDA report of very strong weekly corn export sales. Otherwise, there’s no real change in fundamental news. In livestock markets, the...

  • Market Closes – January 22, 2015
    Affecting many markets, commodity and financial, was this morning’s confirmation that the European Central Bank (ECB) will begin a $70 billion/month bond-buying program (monetary easing) in March. This mimics the QE program the U.S. Federal...