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Getting a Look at Agriculture, Outside the US: Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home.
April 5, 2019
Getting a Look at Agriculture Outside the US:  Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home

Sometimes, the best way to see more clearly, and perhaps appreciate more, a specific issue that is close to home, is to observe if from a different perspective, in a different place.  

Staying out of the Weather: Compost bedded pack barns could eliminate some wintertime hassles
April 4, 2019
Staying out of the Weather:  Compost bedded pack barns could eliminate some wintertime hassles

Since the end of last December, several head of a beef cattle herd on the David and Mollie Appelman / ATM Farm, were kept in a compost bedded pack barn throughout the winter months, rather than out in the wet winter weather. The idea led to dryer feeding conditions, less water/waste run-off, easier working conditions, and happier cows. 

Down the Backroads: Be thankful for that tractor on the road
April 4, 2019
Down the Backroads: Be thankful for that tractor on the road

Being lucky enough to live in a rural area, I have grown accustomed to my farm neighbors and their implements moving back and forth on our roads. In fact, I have gone along for a ride or two with them, on occasion.

Priority: Rural Broadband
April 4, 2019
Priority: Rural Broadband

As the push to move broadband service to all corners of the country intensifies, a new report has been released which highlights the major government initiatives for doing just that.

 

KFB Candid Conversation: EPA's Dave Ross talks about new WOTUS rule
April 1, 2019
KFB Candid Conversation:  EPA's Dave Ross talks about new WOTUS rule

KFB Candid Conversation presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, Dave Ross, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Water, discusses the new Waters of the U.S. rule.

KFB Marketbasket Survey shows slight increase in food prices to start 2019
March 29, 2019
KFB Marketbasket Survey shows slight increase in food prices to start 2019

The most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey indicates a slight increase to the overall cost of food to begin 2019.  The Marketbasket Survey is taken four times per year at the end of each quarter to monitor overall and categorical trends in food prices across the Commonwealth. 

Women in Ag Survey Aims to Gauge the Goals and Achievements of Women in Agriculture
March 28, 2019
Women in Ag Survey Aims to Gauge the Goals and Achievements of Women in Agriculture

The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program has launched “Women in Ag,” an online survey that aims to gauge the goals, aspirations, achievements and needs of women in American agriculture in a variety of areas

Kentucky Hosts National Summit on Rural Child Hunger
March 25, 2019
Kentucky Hosts National Summit on Rural Child Hunger

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign gathered anti-hunger advocates from across the country, including Kentucky, to look for ways to reduce hunger among children in rural communities during a national conference March 21-22 in Louisville.

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney regarding proper labeling of meat products
March 21, 2019
Statement from KFB President Mark Haney regarding proper labeling of meat products

As a cattle producer, I am thankful to the General Assembly for passing House Bill 311 which will ensure lab-grown protein products are properly labeled for consumers. I would also like to thank Representative Michael Meredith for sponsoring this important bill.

President's Column: Kentucky Farm Families Advocating in Washington, D.C.
March 21, 2019
President's Column: Kentucky Farm Families Advocating in Washington, D.C.

Having just returned from the annual Congressional Tour in Washington, D.C., I’m always amazed and encouraged at the level of participation we have for this trip and other advocacy opportunities.