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2009


January 2009
Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney, a KFB Director for 15 years and also a long-time leader in the state’s horticulture industry, was elected without opposition to succeed the retiring Marshall Coyle as President of the organization. January [ more... ]
 
February 2009
KFB President Mark Haney was elected to the AFBF Board of Directors during the organization’s 90th annual meeting last month.   February 2009 pdf Also In This Issue: 2009 State Priority Issues "Comment" [ more... ]
 
March 2009
There is one thing missing from the economic stimulus package signed into law by President Barack Obama – a catchy title. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act pales in comparison with the New Deal of some 75 years ago.  March [ more... ]
 
April 2009
Nearly 200 KFB members participated in this year's Congressional Tour, which was marked by somber discussions about the economic crisis gripping the nation. April 2009 pdf Also In This Issue: Legislative Session Enhances [ more... ]
 
May 2009
AFBF President Bob Stallman said the latest government statistics prove ethanol played only a minimal role in last year's food price increases.  May 2009 pdf Also In This Issue: "Comment" Health Care Task Force [ more... ]
 
June 2009
A new KFB task force has set out to develop recommendations for combating the movement against animal agriculture. During its initial meeting last month, the Animal Care Issues Task Force received its charge from KFB's Executive Committee. June [ more... ]
 
July 2009
KFB members and County Farm Bureaus are encouraged to submit their innovative ideas for the Farmer Idea Exchange and the County Activities of Excellence contests.  July 2009 pdf Also In This Issue: "Comment" FDA can now [ more... ]
 
August 2009
The July meeting of KFB's Board of Directors included a look at what some might describe as "new agriculture" in Kentucky.  August 2009 pdf Also In This Issue: "Comment" from Harold Workman, President and CEO [ more... ]
 
September 2009
Farm Bureau Day at the Kentucky State Fair kicked off with the traditional County Ham Breakfast and the 46th rendition had the entire Kentucky Exposition Center buzzing after the champion ham fetched a staggering $1.3 million [ more... ]
 
October 2009
Governor Steve Beshear appointed KFB President Mark Haney to a task force charged with facilitating the development of a sustainable biomass and biofuels industry in the state.    October 2009  pdf Also In This [ more... ]
 
November 2009
KFB's 90th annual meeting is set for December 2 - 5 at the Galt House Hotels in Louisville. Priorities include electing leaders, recognizing achievements, setting policy goals for 2010 state legislative session and establishing a [ more... ]
 
December 2009
Some prominent state legislators offered a bleak assessment of the state’s budget situation - -but some encouraging predictions for agriculture interests – during the annual meeting with KFB leaders and officials from farm commodity [ more... ]
 
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