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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.

Across Kentucky - December 31, 2019
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 31, 2019

USDA Kentucky Rural Development Director Hilda Legg is encouraging more farms and businesses to apply for a grant through the Rural Energy Assistance Program in 2020.  Legg talks about the projects that can qualify and how owners can begin the application process.

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Across Kentucky - December 30, 2019
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 30, 2019

Recently, a number of farmers and rural businesses received nearly a half million dollars in grants through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy Assistance Program.  Kentucky USDA Rural Development Director Hilda Legg talks about the grants and how the recipients plan to use the money.

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KFB President Mark Haney Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
December 20, 2019
KFB President Mark Haney Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

House passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement is welcome news for Kentucky farm families. Trade is so important to the sustainability of our farms across this state and throughout the nation.

Market Closes - December 19, 2019
December 19, 2019
Market Closes - December 19, 2019

CBOT futures closed narrowly mixed with support from good weekly export sales reports this morning. Cattle futures ended little changed on the day.  Lean Hog futures closed slightly higher except for the nearby February LH contract gaining $1.07/cwt.

Market Closes - December 18, 2019
December 18, 2019
Market Closes - December 18, 2019

CBOT futures closed steady to lower as the latest trade deal-led rally stalls out. Live Cattle closed near steady while feeder cattle ended slightly lower. Lean hog futures ended narrowly mixed with mid-range closes. 

Across Kentucky Promo December 23, 2019 - December 27, 2019
December 18, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo December 23, 2019 - December 27, 2019

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