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Stress on the Farm and in Rural America:  Resources are Available

Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Resources are Available

As the problem of stress related issues becomes more visible, the onset of COVID-19 has only escalated those stress levels for everyone as they transition to a time of working remotely, or not working at all.

Across Kentucky - February 5, 2020
January 30, 2020
Across Kentucky - February 5, 2020

We continue our conversation about managing stress on the farm with Kentucky’s Ag Nurse Dr. Debbie Reed.  Dr. Reed talks about not being ashamed to admit that you are dealing with stress, how to ask for assistance, where to find help, and resources for dealing with stress.

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Across Kentucky - February 4, 2020
January 30, 2020
Across Kentucky - February 4, 2020

University of Kentucky Extension Nurse Dr. Debbie Reed, better known as Kentucky’s Ag Nurse, is working to educate farmers about recognizing the dangers of stress.  Dr. Reed talks about warning signs, where to find help and how to talk with friends and health care providers.

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Across Kentucky - February 3, 2020
January 30, 2020
Across Kentucky - February 3, 2020

University of Kentucky Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Dr. Drrah Bullock says selecting the correct herd bull for your farm is critical.  Dr. Bullock talks about the Bull Value Assessment Program, what people will learn, and how to participate.

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Market Closes - January 28, 2020
January 28, 2020
Market Closes - January 28, 2020

CBOT futures closed mixed with corn rallying after an overnight move lower. Markets have not seen any negative follow-through after Monday’s volatile trade related to the coronavirus spread. Cattle futures closed mostly lower, with LC ending near the day’s lows. Lean Hog futures closed higher on a corrective bounce from Monday’s sharp losses.

Market Closes - January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020
Market Closes - January 27, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly lower but in most cases, well off the day’s lows. Along with financial markets, agricultural futures were pressured by the escalating concerns about the coronavirus that originated in China and has spread to the U.S. and many other countries. Livestock futures traders reacted more aggressively, leading to sharp losses in both cattle and lean hog futures.

January 24, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 4 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
January 24, 2020
January 24, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 4 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly