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 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...

  • Market Closes – August 14, 2014
    CBOT futures closed mostly higher with soybean oil being the major exception. Strong weekly export sales for corn and soybeans were supportive. Soybean oil futures have fallen 2 cents/lb in the past four days under pressure from the palm oil market...

  • Market Closes – August 13, 2014
    CBOT futures are still working through yesterday’s USDA Crop Production and supply-demand updates. Corn found some support from better-than-expected numbers, but soybeans were pressured by the negative soybean oil market(due to palm oil) and...