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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.

2019 John C. Hendricks Beef Tour Itinerary
June 25, 2019
2019 John C. Hendricks Beef Tour Itinerary
2019 Roadside Farm Market Tour Itinerary
June 25, 2019
2019 Roadside Farm Market Tour Itinerary
Market Closes - June 20, 2019
June 20, 2019
Market Closes - June 20, 2019

Corn, soybean and soymeal futures closed strongly higher today as traders have renewed concerns that wet weather and late planting will negatively impact production. Cattle futures closed lower for a second day with feeder cattle futures losing more due to the rise in CBOT futures. Lean Hog futures closed sharply lower with the July LH making new lows for the current Apr/May/June downtrend.

Across Kentucky Promo June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019
June 20, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019

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Across Kentucky - June 28, 2019
June 20, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 28, 2019

Natural Resource Conservation Service Chief Matt Lohr says his department is focused on implementing the 2018 Farm Bill, customer service and making sure the agency has enough staff to properly serve farmers around the country.  Lohr, who is a Virginia farmer, says one of the highlights so far has been listening to success stories told by farmers around the country.

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Across Kentucky - June 27, 2019
June 20, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 27, 2019

The rural community of Fancy Farm in Graves County will grow by more than 10,000 people Saturday, August 3, during the annual Fancy Farm Picnic.  Political Director Mark Wilson talks about the guest list, the Master of Ceremonies, the bar-b-que fundraiser and some previous special guests who have made a stop at Fancy Farm.

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