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KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on Waters of the U.S. Rule

KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on Waters of the U.S. Rule

As we move forward in our advocacy efforts related to water resource issues, I want to point out that the revised Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule has been posted on the Federal Register. I can’t tell you how important it is to have our voices heard regarding this matter, and how vital it has been for our farmers and ranchers to get this revised rule.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Statement on Government Shutdown
January 15, 2019
Kentucky Farm Bureau Statement on Government Shutdown

The closure of government agencies is creating uncertainty for farmers in Kentucky and around the country. The current shutdown prohibits farmers from securing needed loans, disaster and trade assistance, and will delay the implementation of the recently passed farm bill. Kentucky Farm Bureau is watching this issue closely, making sure the needs of farmers are understood in Washington. We urge Congress and the Administration to work together to reopen the government as soon as possible and bring back certainty to farmers during this difficult...

Market Closes - January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019
Market Closes - January 15, 2019

CBOT futures traded higher Monday evening and overnight, but the good times ended as traders woke up this morning.  Selling in corn and soybeans continued right into the final minutes, putting the settlement prices at/near the day’s lows. Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed, except for the strong gains in Feb and Apr Live Cattle, both of which moved to new contract highs.

Market Closes - January 14, 2019
January 14, 2019
Market Closes - January 14, 2019

After rallying for the first hour of trading (830 am opening), corn and soybean futures sold off through midday. This resulted in mostly lower closing prices which were at/near the day’s lows.  Except for the February and April LC contracts, LC and FC futures closed lower with the nearby FC taking the biggest hit. Lean Hog futures closed moderately lower although the pork cutout was up over $2.00 in the morning. 

Kentucky Farm Bureau Wins Four "Awards of Excellence" from American Farm Bureau
January 14, 2019
Kentucky Farm Bureau Wins Four "Awards of Excellence" from American Farm Bureau

Kentucky Farm Bureau took home several organizational awards presented at this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Centennial Convention.  Each year state Farm Bureaus are presented awards in different categories related to several programs and initiatives.

Duvall Reviews Achievements, Plots Course as Farm Bureau Moves Toward Centennial
January 14, 2019
Duvall Reviews Achievements, Plots Course as Farm Bureau Moves Toward Centennial

In front of a celebratory gathering of approximately 7,000 farmers and ranchers from across the nation, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall opened AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention by outlining a few of the organization’s many historic accomplishments – from leading the way on the nation’s first farm bill in the 1930s to helping develop the Food for Peace Program in the 1950s. 

Congressman James Comer Receives the Outstanding New Member of Congress Award by American Farm Bureau Federation
January 13, 2019
Congressman James Comer Receives the Outstanding New Member of Congress Award by American Farm Bureau Federation

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is proud to announce that Congressman James Comer of Kentucky’s First District has been named Outstanding New Member of Congress by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

KFB nominated Congressman Comer for the award because of his commitment to agriculture and rural life in Kentucky and across America.