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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 Promo May 27, 2019 - May 31, 2019
May 23, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo May 27, 2019 - May 31, 2019

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Across Kentucky - May 31, 2019
May 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 31, 2019

For people who want to begin farming, the Farm Service Agency has programs that may be able to help.  Farm Service Agency Kentucky and Tennessee Beginning Farmer Program Director Amanda Robertson talks about what is available, how people can apply and some partner agencies that can help.

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Across Kentucky - May 30, 2019
May 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 30, 2019

Kentucky Congressman James Comer, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee, says he is pleased with work that is underway to implement the 2018 Farm Bill.  Comer also discussed agricultural hemp, the 2019 farming outlook and other issues during a visit with host Alan Watts at the Congressman's Washington office.

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Across Kentucky - May 29, 2019
May 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 29, 2019

United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is proud to be a voice for rural America as the only Congressional leader not from a coastal state.  McConnell also discussed disaster assistance, agricultural hemp and raising the age for tobacco use during a conversation with host Alan Watts in the Senator's Washington office.

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Across Kentucky - May 28, 2019
May 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 28, 2019

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney says a recent trade trip by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to Japan will pay off for Kentucky farmers.  Haney says the good news about Japan reiterates the need to get a deal negotiated with China sooner than later.

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Across Kentucky - May 27, 2019
May 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 27, 2019

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney says recent movement toward ratification of the United States, Canada and Mexico trade agreement is positive news for farmers and agriculture.  Haney discusses the recent changes and what he is hearing it will take for congress to pass the trade agreement.

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