Kentucky Farm Bureau News - February 2012
National Farm Policy should be rewritten this year to establish a program that protects farmers from catastrophic revenue losses by using a flexible combination of fiscally responsibile tools, said voting delegates at AFBF's 93rd Annual Meeting. KFB had 26 delegates.
In approving policy for 2012, the farmers and ranchers endorsed a multi-pronged proposal, including a provision for catastophic revenue loss protection that works with a flexible range of crop insurance products, as well as amending the current farm bill's marketing loan provisions to better reflect market values.
Also in this issue:
Comment Column: Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation
Ag Development Fund Dwindling
KFB Reaps National Honors
Stallman Says Farmers Provide "Solid Foundation"
AFBF Women Adopt "Empowered" Theme
Tracking the Trends: UK's Will Snell is widely respected for steering growers straight during tobacco's twists and turns
High Yield: Young Mercer County farmer mixes farming with a ministry
KCARD Launches Agribusiness Grants
Markets: Drought reduces hay supply; Soybean demand is falling; Grain storage expands in Kentucky
Farm File: Crop production down in 2011; Deadline for horse industry survey is Feb. 17; Crop insurance payments at record level; AFBF concerned about trade office plan
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