Kentucky Farm Bureau News - April 2011
The federal deficit and some regulatory issues of concern to farmers topped the discussions at this year's Congressional Tour. About 220 members took the opportunity to meet with the state's Congressional delegation.
Besides the legislative meetings the agenda included a series of issues briefings plus tours of national landmarks. As always, the highlight was the annual breakfast with the Kentucky delegation. This year's renewal was the first for freshman Senator Rand Paul, who expressed his respect for Kentucky's largest farm organization. April 2011
Also In This Issue:
KFB Beef Expo
Comment Column: Bob Stallman, President, AFBF
Women's Leadership Conference
National Ag Week marked by local education initiative
New APD selected for area nine; McCants named Commodities Director
Young Farmers optimistic about future
Sprouting Forward: Owens Garden Center near Somerset is expanding
Markets: Japan a big market for American farmers; Red meat production climbing; Food use of wheat rising
Farm File: Report shows impact of soybean production; ADM cited as "most admired"; Applications now available for Farmer of the Year contest; Farm Credit Services issues 2010 report.
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