Public Affairs
Today marks the 56th legislative day.  Budget conferees from the House and Senate are working on coming up with an agreement on the differences they have on the state budget.  It is unclear when negotiations will be complete, which could affect...

Today marks the 46th legislative day, so there are only 14 days remaining in the 2014 regular session.  Yesterday the House passed their version of the state budget (HB 235) by a vote of 53-46.  To view the vote click here. Some of the...

Today marks the forty first legislative day of the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. To date there have been a total of 470 Senate bills and resolutions and 749 House bills and resolutions introduced.  The last day to introduce a House...

Market Updates
  • Market Closes – April 23, 2014
    Except for old-crop soy futures, CBOT futures closed higher today.  Unfavorable weather outlooks for the next two weeks probably offered support.  Tonight’s 6-14 day NWS outlook shows the Plains will have below normal rainfall and the area east...

  • Market Update – April 22, 2014
    CBOT futures sold off after the pits opened at 930 am CT, bottomed mid-morning and are rebounding from the lows.  Current prices are mixed with the soy complex under pressure.  Corn is finding support from the corn planting progress reported last...

  • Market Closes – April 21, 2014
    Grain and oilseed futures closed lower on ideas that weather is/will improve to allow for corn planting and improvement in winter wheat conditions.  Futures sold off aggressively until around 10:30 am CT and began to recover from the lows around 11...