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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 - November 20, 2019
November 12, 2019
Across Kentucky - November 20, 2019

First District Congressman James Comer says the Food and Drug Administration needs to quickly develop some regulations for products derived from industrial hemp that are consumed by members of the public.  Commissioner Comer says the regulations will help set a national standard to determine if a product is safe for the public.  

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Across Kentucky - November 19, 2019
November 12, 2019
Across Kentucky - November 19, 2019

The North American International Livestock Exposition finishes this week with a number of national contests for youth and college students.  North American Assistant Manager Catherine Riley talks about the contests, the participants and where competitors are from.

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Across Kentucky - November 18, 2019
November 12, 2019
Across Kentucky - November 18, 2019

Kentucky Farm Bureau First Vice President Eddie Melton says 2019 has been a great celebration of the 100th anniversary of Kentucky Farm Bureau with culmination to come at the state annual meeting in December.  Melton also thanks legislators for their partnership during a Legislative Appreciation Dinner.

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Market Closes - November 11, 2019
November 11, 2019
Market Closes - November 11, 2019

CBOT futures closed mostly lower with beans and meal leading the way down.  Cattle futures closed moderately higher, but near the day’s highs. Futures were lifted by last Friday’s stronger cash cattle market.  Lean Hog futures closed mixed with December LH down a sharp 82 cents on weaker cash hog prices.

Steve Kelley Honored as the 2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year
November 11, 2019
Steve Kelley Honored as the 2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year

Steve Kelley of Carlisle County will be honored as the 2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” during the organization’s 100th annual meeting in Louisville in December.

Market Closes - November 7, 2019
November 7, 2019
Market Closes - November 7, 2019

CBOT futures closed widely mixed as soybeans rallied on favorable reports that suggest the US/China Phase 1 deal is on track. Live cattle futures were up slightly and feeder cattle posted moderate gains in the 2020 contracts. Beyond the 47 cent loss in the December LH, lean hog futures closed variably higher.