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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.

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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

Workshop Reports

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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