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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 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.

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