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Kentucky Farm Bureau News - May 2011

Party nominees for Agriculture Commissioner will be decided in the May 17 primary election with five Democrats and two Republicans onthe ballot. KFB President Mark Haney says it's an election that farm interests should take very seriously.

"The Commissioner lays a key role in the promotion of Kentucky agriculture plus oversee the Department of Agriculture, which administers a wide variety of programs beneficial to farm families and consumers," Haney said. "Farm Bureau has a longstanding policy supporting adequate funding and effective administration of the department. We understand and appreciate the department's mission. They work in tandem with Farm Bureau, the extension service, FSA and many other agencies in service to our agriculture industry."  right-arrow May 2011

Also In This Issue:

Comment Column: Kara Keeton, Coordinator, Roadside Market Program

Living(ston) Legacy: Workman Farm in Livingston County dates back to mid-1880s

Food Fad: There's a growing movement to "buy local"

"Meat" a farmer: Marksbury Farm connecting with consumers

Hardin County FB helps animal shelter

Markets: Crop loan rates are adjusted; Milk production increases; Broilers: Steady output, rising prices

Farm File: Website will honor "Century Farms"; May is National Beef Month; GOAP holding eight forums

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