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Seeding Rural Resilience Act Will Help Farmers and Ranchers

Seeding Rural Resilience Act Will Help Farmers and Ranchers

The American Farm Bureau Federation supports the Seeding Rural Resilience Act sponsored by Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), which is designed to help farmers respond to stress and decrease the stigma associated with mental health care in rural communities.

Across Kentucky - September 25, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 25, 2019

Farmers in central Kentucky will have a chance to attend the University of Kentucky Beef Bash Thursday, September 26, at the Oran Little Research Farm in Versailles.  IRM Beef Coordinator Ben Crites talks about the event, what topics will be covered, who will be speaking and other details. 

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Across Kentucky - September 24, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 24, 2019

The latest United States Department of Agriculture Food Insecurity Survey shows a decrease in hunger in the Kentucky during the past three years.  Tamara Sandburg with Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland says, although there was a decrease, the number of hungry people in the state is still too high.  

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Across Kentucky - September 23, 2019
September 19, 2019
Across Kentucky - September 23, 2019

The University of Kentucky’s final Kentucky Agricultural Training School this Thursday at the Research and Education Center in Princeton will focus on what to do after the harvest.  Extension Agronomist Dr. Edwin Richey says the event at Princeton will focus on whether to plant cover crops, post season herbicide carryover and preparing the storage bins.

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Market Closes - September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019
Market Closes - September 17, 2019

The major CBOT futures contracts closed lower with some volatility at the close. Cattle futures closed strongly higher in the upper end of the day’s trading range.  Lean Hog futures closed sharply lower with the December LH ending down the daily $3.00 limit (expands to $4.50 tomorrow).

Market Closes - September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019
Market Closes - September 12, 2019

CBOT futures closed strongly higher and at/near the day’s highs, supported by positive news in US/China trade negotiations and technical short-covering by the speculators.   Cattle futures closed higher but generally took a break after strong price gains on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Even as pork values fell sharply, lean hog futures soared $3.00 higher to limit-up levels.

Commissioner Quarles Proclaims Sept. 15-21 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky
September 12, 2019
Commissioner Quarles Proclaims Sept. 15-21 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has proclaimed the week of Sept. 15-21 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to encourage farmers and farm workers to put safety first at all times.