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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.

Across Kentucky - April 11, 2019
April 4, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 11, 2019

The Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program is made up of a variety of locations across the state that range in size, shape and the way the owners serve customers.  Program Director Fran McCall talks about the variety of farm markets, how they are certified and what that means for customers.

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Across Kentucky - April 10, 2019
April 4, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 10, 2019

Not only did the delegation of Kentucky young farmers learn about agriculture in Argentina, they also learned about other challenges facing the farmers in that country.  Alana Baker-Dunn talks about some of their biggest financial hurdles and what the Argentine farmers had to say about American agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - April 9, 2019
April 4, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 9, 2019

The Kentucky Corn Growers Association sent a delegation of young farmers to Argentina in February to learn more about that country’s agriculture.  Trigg County farmer Alana Baker-Dunn talks about Argentine agriculture, the challenges of their farmers and how they are utilizing technology.

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Across Kentucky - April 8, 2019
April 4, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 8, 2019

The average cost of 40 basic food items increased slightly during the first quarter of 2019.  Kentucky Farm Bureau Communications Director Todd Bright breaks down the Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey and talks about how America’s farmers are feeding an ever increasing number of people each year.

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KFB Candid Conversation: EPA's Dave Ross talks about new WOTUS rule
April 1, 2019
KFB Candid Conversation:  EPA's Dave Ross talks about new WOTUS rule

KFB Candid Conversation presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, Dave Ross, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Water, discusses the new Waters of the U.S. rule.

KFB Marketbasket Survey shows slight increase in food prices to start 2019
March 29, 2019
KFB Marketbasket Survey shows slight increase in food prices to start 2019

The most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey indicates a slight increase to the overall cost of food to begin 2019.  The Marketbasket Survey is taken four times per year at the end of each quarter to monitor overall and categorical trends in food prices across the Commonwealth.