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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 - July 18, 2019
July 18, 2019
Market Closes - July 18, 2019

CBOT futures closed near steady to strongly lower. Corn and wheat dropped 2-3% and finished near the day’s lows.  Cattle futures closed lower with feeders down the most. A lack of strength in the cash fed market weighed on the market. Cattle futures closed lower with feeders down the most. A lack of strength in the cash fed market weighed on the market.

Across Kentucky Promo July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019
July 18, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019

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Across Kentucky - July 26, 2019
July 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 26, 2019

The Kentucky FFA Foundation was formed to ensure that all FFA members, chapters and agriculture teachers have a chance to be successful.  Foundation Executive Director Sheldon McKinney talks about the foundation, the mission and how they support FFA members, chapters and agriculture teachers.

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Across Kentucky - July 25, 2019
July 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 25, 2019

Not only do young farmers gather at their summer outing to participate in contests and get an update on legislative issues, they also set policy and learn more about agri-business and farming in the area where the outing takes place.  Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmers President Tyler Ferguson talks about the issues on the minds of young farmers and the tours they will have a chance to participate in this year.

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Across Kentucky - July 24, 2019
July 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 24, 2019

Young Farmers from across the state will gather this weekend in Pulaski county for the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer Summer Outing.  State President Tyler Ferguson previews the outing, discusses the contests and talks about what participants will experience.

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Across Kentucky - July 23, 2019
July 18, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 23, 2019

More than forty Kentucky beef cattle producers learned more about the cattle industry in Illinois and Missouri during the Kentucky Farm Bureau John C. Hendricks Beef Tour in June.  State Beef Advisory Committee Chairman Shane Wiseman discusses the tour, what they saw and lessons they brought back to their farms in Kentucky.

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