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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 - June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019
Market Closes - June 10, 2019

CBOT futures closed steady to higher after starting out on the negative side. Early selling came from Friday’s bearish price action. Cattle futures closed sharply higher today, erasing last Friday’s losses and then some. The weekend settlement of the US/Mexico tariff threat seemed to bring the buyers into the market.  Lean Hog futures closed higher with big gains beyond the nearby June LH contract.

Across Kentucky Promo June 10, 2019 - June 14, 2019
June 6, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo June 10, 2019 - June 14, 2019

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Across Kentucky - June 14, 2019
June 6, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 14, 2019

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is hosting a third series of meetings across the state this summer to link agriculture and manufacturing.  Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles talks about the meetings, where they will be held and what topics will be covered.

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Across Kentucky - June 13, 2019
June 6, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 13, 2019

Kentucky corn farmers received some good news May 31 when the Environmental Protection Agency announced gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol can be sold year-round.  Commonwealth Agri Energy President Mick Henderson talks about the change and what it means to drivers and Kentucky Corn farmers.

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Across Kentucky - June 12, 2019
June 6, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 12, 2019

The blue and gold of the Kentucky FFA is gathering this week at Rupp Arena in Lexington for the annual FFA State Convention.  Kentucky FFA Association Executive Secretary Matt Chaliff talks about the convention, the awards that will be presented, who the featured speakers are, Ag Teachers that Change Lives and the election of officers.

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Across Kentucky - June 11, 2019
June 6, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 11, 2019

More than 700 Kentucky 4-H teens are at the University of Kentucky this week for the 4-H Teen Conference.  University of Kentucky Director of 4-H Youth Development Dr. Rachel Noble previews Teen Conference 2019, the election of officers and what participants will learn.

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