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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 - May 14, 2019
May 9, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 14, 2019

Farm broadcasters from across the nation are in Washington, DC for the annual Washington Watch Program this week.  National Association of Farm Broadcasting Executive Director Tom Brand talks about the history of the event, topics on the agenda and who farm broadcasters will meet with while they are in Washington.

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Across Kentucky - May 13, 2019
May 9, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 13, 2019

Wheat farmers, extension agents and crop advisers will gather Tuesday for the annual University of Kentucky Wheat Field Day at the Research and Education Center in Princeton.  UK Extension Agronomist Dr. Carrie Knott talks about the field day, what topics will be covered, when it will take place and shares other details.

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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.