KFB President Mark Haney Statement on House Bill 59

Posted on Mar 4, 2020

Kentucky Farm Bureau fully supports House Bill 59, which raises awareness for mental health by designating the Wednesday of National Farm Safety Week as Farmer Suicide Prevention Day.

As much as our farm families love what they do, there is a tremendous amount of stress that can come along with any farming operation, big or small; in good economic times or financial downturns.

It is no secret that the farm economy has been slow at best, and farmers are feeling the pressure of this economic environment to the point that stress on the farm and in rural communities has become more widespread.