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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 - May 2, 2019
April 25, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 2, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler says proper and fair implementation of the Waters of the US rule is one of three priorities in 2019.  Wheeler says the EPA will be working on a standardized rule, fair implementation and making sure all inspectors are on the same page this year.

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Across Kentucky - May 1, 2019
April 25, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 1, 2019

The Kentucky Young Farmers Organizations continues to remain strong in spite of budget cuts to higher education across the state.  State Secretary Ashley Johnson talks about the strength of the organization, the annual meeting, the summer farm tour and the members.

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Across Kentucky - April 30, 2019
April 25, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 30, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler says the agency he oversees is very interested in working with farmers to improve nutrient management.  During a recent stop in Kentucky, Administrator Wheeler discussed Nutrient Loading and some of the initiatives that will be put in place during his administration to address the issue.

Across Kentucky - April 29, 2019
April 25, 2019
Across Kentucky - April 29, 2019

Kentucky is preparing for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby with a full week of activities leading up to the greatest two minutes in sports.  Churchill Downs Communications Director Darren Rogers talks about Champions Day, Thurby and the Kentucky Oaks.

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Market Closes - April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019
Market Closes - April 24, 2019

CBOT futures mostly closed lower as the spec funds keep selling the market with bearish technicals (charts) and fundamentals on their side. The U.S. Dollar hit a 2-year high.  Cattle futures closed sharply lower today on long liquidation as futures broke below technical moving-average support. 

Comment Column: KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life
April 23, 2019
Comment Column:  KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life

Having grown up working on my grandparent’s farm, I learned at an early age an appreciation of the farming way of life. I was taught the value agriculture holds for my family and the world around me.