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Stress on the Farm and in Rural America:  Resources are Available

Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Resources are Available

As the problem of stress related issues becomes more visible, the onset of COVID-19 has only escalated those stress levels for everyone as they transition to a time of working remotely, or not working at all.

KDA Streamlines Federal Food Assistance Programs To Allow "Drive-Through" Models
March 23, 2020
KDA Streamlines Federal Food Assistance Programs to Allow "Drive-Through" Models

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has streamlined the process of ensuring that food insecure Kentuckians can receive food through two federal programs with a minimum of human contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles announced today. 

March 20, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 12 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 12 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
Across Kentucky - March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020
Across Kentucky - March 20, 2020

KFB Young Farmer Committee Chair John Henning on the challenges facing farmers today.

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Market Closes - March 19, 2020
March 19, 2020
Market Closes - March 19, 2020

CBOT futures closed strongly higher with wheat leading the way up. Corn reversed its recent downward trend and closed 5-10 higher. Live and Feeder cattle futures closed limit up on continued strong consumer demand for beef to cook and freeze at home. Lean Hog futures rallied strongly, led by the nearby April LH contract.

Market Closes - March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020
Market Closes - March 18, 2020

?Like Tuesday, CBOT futures closed mixed and corn was the downside leader. Cattle futures ended mostly sharply lower, in great contrast to Tuesday huge gains. Beyond the nearly April Lean Hog contract, LH futures closed sharply lower.

Across Kentucky - March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020
Across Kentucky - March 18, 2020

KFB President Mark Haney discusses the importance of broadband for rural communities.

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