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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 29, 2019
April 25, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 29, 2019

Kentucky is preparing for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby with a full week of activities leading up to the greatest two minutes in sports.  Churchill Downs Communications Director Darren Rogers talks about Champions Day, Thurby and the Kentucky Oaks.

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Market Closes - April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019
Market Closes - April 24, 2019

CBOT futures mostly closed lower as the spec funds keep selling the market with bearish technicals (charts) and fundamentals on their side. The U.S. Dollar hit a 2-year high.  Cattle futures closed sharply lower today on long liquidation as futures broke below technical moving-average support. 

Comment Column: KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life
April 23, 2019
Comment Column:  KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life

Having grown up working on my grandparent’s farm, I learned at an early age an appreciation of the farming way of life. I was taught the value agriculture holds for my family and the world around me. 

Market Closes - April 22, 2019
April 22, 2019
Market Closes - April 22, 2019

CBOT futures closed lower and near the day’s lows on fund selling and a lack of positive fundamentals. U.S. corn planting progress is 6 percent, compared to 5 percent a year ago, and the 5-year average of 12 percent.  Cattle futures closed lower following Thursday’s negative Cattle on Feed Report.

2019 Final Legislative Report
April 19, 2019
2019 Final Legislative Report
Market Closes - April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019
Market Closes - April 18, 2019

Going into the 3-day Easter Weekend, CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed, in most cases. There’s little new for traders to act on and the spec funds already have large short positions in place. Cattle futures closed mostly higher and near the day’s highs. Lean Hog futures closed mixed with the nearby May and June LH contracts posting nice gains