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Learning More about Animal Agriculture: A critical component of the ag industry
February 13, 2017
Learning More about Animal Agriculture: A critical component of the ag industry

In Kentucky, animal agriculture represents well over half of the ag economy when taking into account all livestock sectors.

Wildlife Issues High on the KFB Priority List
February 7, 2017
Wildlife Issues High on the KFB Priority List

During Kentucky Farm Bureau’s recent annual meeting, one of the priority issues approved by its board related to wildlife populations.

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on International Trade
January 30, 2017
Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on International Trade

Agriculture exports are critical to growing ag-related and rural economies. 

KFB's Advocacy for Improved Water Resource Management Moves Forward
December 19, 2016
KFB's Advocacy for Improved Water Resource Management Moves Forward

The year 2016 brought state farmers a lesson in meteorology as they saw how quickly the weather can change with wetter-than-normal conditions for most of the spring to a very dry period in the fall.

KFB Candid Conversations: What to expect with VFD implementation
December 14, 2016
KFB Candid Conversations: What to expect with VFD implementation

KFB Candid Conversations presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry in a question and answer format with a member of Kentucky’s agricultural community. In this column, State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Stout discusses the Veterinary Feed Directive, a regulatory action taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and goes into effect January 1, 2017.

Understanding the Farm Bill: And why it's important to everyone
December 9, 2016
Understanding the Farm Bill: And why it's important to everyone

A healthy export market is highly important to all U.S industries and agriculture is no exception. Agricultural exports from this country are expected to be in the $127 billion range for 2016 and higher in 2017 at a projected $133 billion.

Down the Backroads
November 23, 2016
Down the Backroads

In this season of plenty, take time to appreciate those who sacrifice for the needs of others. Thank you to all the farmers who provide for their community and the world!

Understanding the Farm Bill: And why it's important to everyone
November 4, 2016
Understanding the Farm Bill: And why it's important to everyone

The Farm Bills of today contain multiple components and include mountains of information and regulations related to a variety of sectors including nutrition, the environment and rural development to name a few. But understanding it is not just important to those in the agriculture industry.

KFB Candid Conversations: Agriculture's role in alleviating hunger in Kentucky
November 3, 2016
KFB Candid Conversations: Agriculture's role in alleviating hunger in Kentucky

A discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry in a Q&A format with  Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. Commissioner Quarles talks about the Hunger Task Force created earlier this year to help alleviate the issue of food insecurity in Kentucky.

Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine and Kentucky Partnership: Helping students realize their educational dreams
October 28, 2016
Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine and Kentucky Partnership: Helping students realize their educational dreams

Since 1951, Kentucky students looking for careers in veterinarian medicine have taken advantage of the partnership between this state and AU Vet Med to help realize their dreams of becoming veterinarians.