Kentucky farmers die by suicide. Prevention tips for stressors

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death among Americans. And while suicidal thoughts and mental health issues can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background, there are particular professions where suicide is more common. One of those professions is agriculture. With Kentucky home to over 125,000 farmers, the …

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Miller-Meeks: Supporting future family farmers

As a member of the United States House of Representatives for the great state of Iowa, I have the honor to represent the interests of family farmers, producers and ranchers. Farming is a way of life for many Iowa residents, and we all understand how our local farmers help feed …

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Dairy farmer: correct the “broken” milk pricing system

A dairy farmer from Granville, Iowa, recently appealed to a Senate subcommittee to help fix a “broken” milk pricing system that she said has worsened conditions at a time of financial uncertainty. Christina Zuiderveen, managing partner of Black Soil Dairy LLC and industry leader, said the federal milk marketing ordinance …

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