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Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Acknowledging its existence can be a good first step in combating this issue

Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Acknowledging its existence can be a good first step in combating this issue

As much as 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.

Market Closes - April 22, 2019
April 22, 2019
Market Closes - April 22, 2019

CBOT futures closed lower and near the day’s lows on fund selling and a lack of positive fundamentals. U.S. corn planting progress is 6 percent, compared to 5 percent a year ago, and the 5-year average of 12 percent.  Cattle futures closed lower following Thursday’s negative Cattle on Feed Report.

2019 Final Legislative Report
April 19, 2019
2019 Final Legislative Report
Market Closes - April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019
Market Closes - April 18, 2019

Going into the 3-day Easter Weekend, CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed, in most cases. There’s little new for traders to act on and the spec funds already have large short positions in place. Cattle futures closed mostly higher and near the day’s highs. Lean Hog futures closed mixed with the nearby May and June LH contracts posting nice gains

Across Kentucky Promo April 22, 2019 - April 26, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo April 22, 2019 - April 26, 2019

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Across Kentucky - April 26, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 26, 2019

Although the agriculture department at Eastern Kentucky University is small, the program is continuing to grow with a new class of students.  Agronomy Professor Dr. John Settimi talks about the program, the growth, why students are getting involved and what he enjoys about teaching agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - April 25, 2019
April 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 25, 2019

The Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the classroom program is helping to teach children across the state the connection between the farm and the food they enjoy from the table.  Executive Director Jennifer Elwell talks about the program, what it teaches and shares a recent success story in Jefferson County.