Public Affairs
Louisville, KY (August 7, 2014) – The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Board of Directors will host U.S. Senate candidates Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) and Mitch McConnell (R) at a “Measure the Candidates” forum on Wednesday, August 20, in...

August Recess Ag Issues Congress will begin their annual August Recess on August 1 where  Senators and Congressmen will be spending time in the state working with constituents on issues important to Kentucky agriculture.  They may be...

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2014–The American Farm Bureau Federation last night released to Congress a comprehensive document that responds, point by point, to numerous inaccurate and misleading comments made about the Environmental Protection...

Market Updates
  • Market Closes – August 25, 2014
    Today’s big market move was the collapse in September soybean and meal futures, but September futures remain at very large premiums to the new-crop contracts’ prices. The new-crop futures were weighed down by the sharp losses. November soybeans...

  • Market Update – August 25, 2014
    CBOT futures have traded both sides today but are now mostly lower. Overnight there was strength in old-crop soybeans and meal as well as wheat futures. However, the soy contract sold off strongly once the pits opened at 930 am CT. November Soybeans...

  • Market Update – August 20, 2014
    CBOT futures are under pressure from large yield estimates coming out of the ProFarmer Crop Tour that’s being conducted this week. The strengthening US dollar is also bearish due to its effect on exports. Since July 1st, the US Dollar Index is up...