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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 - April 2, 2019
March 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 2, 2019

Commonwealth Agri Energy in Hopkinsville recently completed the third expansion in the short history of the manufacturing facility.  We talk with President Mick Henderson about how much ethanol and other products are being produced at the plant, improved efficiency and how much corn from Kentucky farmers is being used.

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Across Kentucky - April 1, 2019
March 28, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 1, 2019

Forest industry leaders from across the state will gather this week in Lexington for the Kentucky Forest Industry Association annual meeting.  Executive Director Bob Bauer talks about some of the topics on the agenda, the increasing demand for hardwoods and the annual awards program that recognizes the best in the business.

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Kentucky Hosts National Summit on Rural Child Hunger
March 25, 2019
Kentucky Hosts National Summit on Rural Child Hunger

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign gathered anti-hunger advocates from across the country, including Kentucky, to look for ways to reduce hunger among children in rural communities during a national conference March 21-22 in Louisville.

Market Closes - March 21, 2019
March 22, 2019
Market Closes - March 21, 2019

Without any real fundamental support, CBOT futures closed mostly higher and near the day’s highs.  Live Cattle posted moderate gains with Feeder Cattle rallying stronger. These markets continue to be supported by bad feedlot conditions, weather-related death losses, strong beef demand from the financially-healthy consumer and soaring Lean Hog futures.

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney regarding proper labeling of meat products
March 21, 2019
Statement from KFB President Mark Haney regarding proper labeling of meat products

As a cattle producer, I am thankful to the General Assembly for passing House Bill 311 which will ensure lab-grown protein products are properly labeled for consumers. I would also like to thank Representative Michael Meredith for sponsoring this important bill.

President's Column: Kentucky Farm Families Advocating in Washington, D.C.
March 21, 2019
President's Column: Kentucky Farm Families Advocating in Washington, D.C.

Having just returned from the annual Congressional Tour in Washington, D.C., I’m always amazed and encouraged at the level of participation we have for this trip and other advocacy opportunities.