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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 - March 21, 2019
March 22, 2019
Market Closes - March 21, 2019

Without any real fundamental support, CBOT futures closed mostly higher and near the day’s highs.  Live Cattle posted moderate gains with Feeder Cattle rallying stronger. These markets continue to be supported by bad feedlot conditions, weather-related death losses, strong beef demand from the financially-healthy consumer and soaring Lean Hog futures.

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney regarding proper labeling of meat products
March 21, 2019
Statement from KFB President Mark Haney regarding proper labeling of meat products

As a cattle producer, I am thankful to the General Assembly for passing House Bill 311 which will ensure lab-grown protein products are properly labeled for consumers. I would also like to thank Representative Michael Meredith for sponsoring this important bill.

President's Column: Kentucky Farm Families Advocating in Washington, D.C.
March 21, 2019
President's Column: Kentucky Farm Families Advocating in Washington, D.C.

Having just returned from the annual Congressional Tour in Washington, D.C., I’m always amazed and encouraged at the level of participation we have for this trip and other advocacy opportunities.

Down the Backroads: The Love of the Printed Word
March 21, 2019
Down the Backroads: The Love of the Printed Word

As much as I love this digital age we live in, at least when it comes to gathering information, I still am a bit old fashion in that I love the printed word; not files on a smart phone or computer but actual print in a newspaper, or magazine, or book.

Comment Column: The Importance of Ag Literacy
March 21, 2019
Comment Column: The Importance of Ag Literacy

Things sure have changed a lot since I was a kid.

As I was growing up, we always had a few milk cows. To buy milk at the grocery store was laughable, we had our own! Most families grew their own food, as everyone had a garden. 

2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer Leadership Conference
March 21, 2019
2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer  Leadership Conference

In keeping with Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) efforts to continually provide learning opportunities to its members, this year’s Young Farmer (YF) Leadership Conference hosted nearly 300 attendees for a weekend filled with educational workshops, tours, and the chance to network with each other, as well as state ag leaders.