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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.

Women in Ag Survey Aims to Gauge the Goals and Achievements of Women in Agriculture
March 28, 2019
Women in Ag Survey Aims to Gauge the Goals and Achievements of Women in Agriculture

The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program has launched “Women in Ag,” an online survey that aims to gauge the goals, aspirations, achievements and needs of women in American agriculture in a variety of areas

Across Kentucky Promo April 1, 2019 - April 5, 2019
March 28, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo April 1, 2019 - April 5, 2019

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Across Kentucky - April 5, 2019
March 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 5, 2019

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says it is important to thank a farmer during National Agriculture Week, but also throughout the year.  Quarles talked about the impact of agriculture, the number of family farms in the state, specialty markets and how Kentucky ranks on the national level during a State of Agriculture address on National Agriculture Day.

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Across Kentucky - April 4, 2019
March 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 4, 2019

With the arrival of Spring comes the opening of Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Markets across the state.  Program Director Fran McCall previews farm markets that consumers can visit in 2019, talks about what it means to be in the program and the reaction from consumers who visit markets in their community.

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Across Kentucky - April 3, 2019
March 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 3, 2019

Tim Dietrich with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture says the beef cattle industry is continuing to do well, although the cattle market has been down.  Dietrich talks about some of the value added programs, the quality of Kentucky Cattle and demand for beef products.

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Across Kentucky - April 2, 2019
March 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 2, 2019

Commonwealth Agri Energy in Hopkinsville recently completed the third expansion in the short history of the manufacturing facility.  We talk with President Mick Henderson about how much ethanol and other products are being produced at the plant, improved efficiency and how much corn from Kentucky farmers is being used.

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