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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.

Market Closes - April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019
Market Closes - April 25, 2019

CBOT futures closed mostly higher after trading to new lows. The reversal-type action was more impressive in corn. Cattle futures closed sharply lower on follow-through selling (funds liquidating) after prices fell below key technical support levels on Wednesday. Lean Hog futures also dropped sharply with the June-December LH contracts locking limit-down ($3.00/cwt).

Across Kentucky Promo - April 29, 2019 - May 3, 2019
April 25, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo - April 29, 2019 - May 3, 2019

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Across Kentucky - May 3, 2019
April 25, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 3, 2019

More than 150-thousand people are expected at Churchill Downs Saturday for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby.  Churchill Downs Communications Manager Darren Rogers talks about the race, the favorites and some special events planned this year to memorialize the late John Asher, who served as Vice-President of Racing Communications until his untimely death last summer.

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Across Kentucky - May 2, 2019
April 25, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 2, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler says proper and fair implementation of the Waters of the US rule is one of three priorities in 2019.  Wheeler says the EPA will be working on a standardized rule, fair implementation and making sure all inspectors are on the same page this year.

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Across Kentucky - May 1, 2019
April 25, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 1, 2019

The Kentucky Young Farmers Organizations continues to remain strong in spite of budget cuts to higher education across the state.  State Secretary Ashley Johnson talks about the strength of the organization, the annual meeting, the summer farm tour and the members.

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Across Kentucky - April 30, 2019
April 25, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 30, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler says the agency he oversees is very interested in working with farmers to improve nutrient management.  During a recent stop in Kentucky, Administrator Wheeler discussed Nutrient Loading and some of the initiatives that will be put in place during his administration to address the issue.