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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 - July 17, 2019
July 17, 2019
Market Closes - July 17, 2019

CBOT futures closed steady to mostly lower and mostly near the low end of the day’s trading ranges.  Cattle futures closed lower as prices take a breather from the 3-week rally that peaked Friday-Monday.  Lean Hog futures closed strongly higher, supported by this week’s rising cash hog and pork prices.

Across Kentucky Promo July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019

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Across Kentucky - July 19, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 19, 2019

Tobacco is always a major part of the University of Kentucky Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day at the Research and Education Center in Princeton.  Extension Tobacco Specialist Dr. Andy Bailey talks about the tobacco stops at the field day, the research they are doing and what farmers can learn on Tuesday, July 23.

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Across Kentucky - July 18, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 18, 2019

Agriculture Undersecretary Bill Northey says dairy farmers still have plenty of time to sign up for the new Dairy Margin Protection Program.  Northey talks about the program, what it offers dairy farmers, how to sign up and other details.

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Across Kentucky – July 17, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky – July 17, 2019

A Johnson County farmer is leading the Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmers this year.  We meet President Tyler Ferguson, learn about his farming operation, how he got started, the importance of the Kentucky Ag Development Board in Eastern Kentucky and why he enjoys farming and agriculture.

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Across Kentucky – July 16, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky – July 16, 2019

The Tennessee-Kentucky Thresherman's Association will host their 50th annual steam engine and threshing show this weekend in Adams, TN.  Derrick Wilson, who is a member of the association, talks about the show, what people can see and when it will take place.

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