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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 - May 7, 2019
May 7, 2019
Market Closes - May 7, 2019

he major CBOT contracts managed steady to slightly higher closes as traders recovered from Monday’s sharp losses caused by the US/China tariff squabble.  Cattle futures closed higher despite a weaker boxed beef market. Except for the June and July contracts, Lean Hogs closed moderately to strongly higher.

Market Closes - May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019
Market Closes - May 6, 2019

CBOT futures were hit hard on Sunday night and again early this morning before the break in trading at 7:45 am CT. The huge selloff hit commodity futures as well as US equity markets. Cattle futures closed significantly lower but well off the day’s lows which were set soon after the 8:30 am opening bell.  Lean Hog futures closed limit down in most contracts as the renewed tariff threats issued by President Trump squashed optimism of increased pork export sales in the near future.

A Horse Named "The Player" and the Bond That Saved His Life
May 3, 2019
A Horse Named "The Player" and the Bond That Saved His Life

The bond between a human and animal is just that, a pledge of sorts; a promise from one to the other, in many cases, to care for each other and provide the task each was meant to do for the other. No one knows that better than William “Buff” Bradley, owner and trainer at Indian Ridge Farm.

Market Closes - May 2, 2019
May 2, 2019
Market Closes - May 2, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed again as corn and soybeans follow their recent trends. Corn has closed higher for six straight days, while soybeans have closed lower five straight days. Cattle futures closed lower with feeder cattle leading the way down. Lean Hog futures closed from $1.75 lower to $1.52 higher following yesterday’s limit UP move in nearby contracts.

Across Kentucky Promo May 6, 2019 - May 10, 2019
May 2, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo May 6, 2019 - May 10, 2019

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Across Kentucky - May 10, 2019
May 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 10, 2019

The Pennyrile Resource, Conservation and Development District will partner with Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority to host what is possibly the first Water Festival in Kentucky.  Event organizer Charles Turner talks about the water festival, why it is being held, how it began and what they hope people will learn during the event Saturday, May 11.

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