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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.

Market Closes - September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019
Market Closes - September 11, 2019

CBOT futures traded higher in follow-through on Tuesday’s rally but closed lower. Market direction may hinge on tomorrow’s USDA Production report for corn and soybeans. Live Cattle and Feeder Cattle futures closed strongly higher – for the second straight day.  Lean hog futures closed lower with the nearby October LH contract down sharply.

Down the Backroads: Truly Connecting in a Connected World
September 10, 2019
Down the Backroads:  Truly Connecting in a Connected World

My youngest son recently moved back to college with the help of good ole mom and dad who graciously allowed him to try apartment living for the first time instead of a dorm.  After getting everything into place, his first request (actually it was a complaint) was to help him get logged on to the supplied WIFI.

KFB Candid Conversation: Jacob Tamme, A Wildcat Raising Cattle
September 10, 2019
KFB Candid Conversation:  Jacob Tamme, A Wildcat Raising Cattle

KFB Candid Conversation presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, Jacob Tamme, a cattle producer and wealth management advisor from Boyle County discusses life on the farm after a storied football career at the University of Kentucky and in the National Football League.

Grain Crops Update: Exponential Production Increases Seen Over Past Four Decades
September 10, 2019
Grain Crops Update: Exponential Production Increases Seen Over Past Four Decades

There is no doubt that Kentucky’s agricultural industry has changed dramatically over the past several years going from a tobacco-dominant ag economy to one of the most diverse agricultural environments in the country. One area that has seen exponential growth is grain production

Kentucky Farm Bureau Day at the State Fair: A $1 Million Ham Takes Centerstage
September 10, 2019
Kentucky Farm Bureau Day at the State Fair: A $1 Million Ham Takes Centerstage

Another Kentucky State Fair is in the books, and, as usual, it proved to be a great event from the opening Commodity Appreciation Breakfast to the final concert.

President's Column: Water, a Precious Kentucky Resource
September 10, 2019
President's Column:   Water, a Precious Kentucky Resource

As we approach another harvest, it goes without saying, our farm families have faced another tough growing season. We began with too much rainfall and ended with not enough. But, this weather-related scenario has caused hardships before and we do the best we can to face it whenever it may occur.