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Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year
November 15, 2018
Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12.

“Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is now at the lowest level since 2010,” said AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton.

Finalists Named for the 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Family Award
November 7, 2018
Finalists Named for the 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Family Award

Three finalists have been named for the 2018 Kentucky Farm Bureau OYFF honor, in recognition of their achievements as part of the farming community. The finalists are Nicholas and Bethany Hardesty of Meade County, Wesley and Alicia Logsdon of Pulaski County, and Drew and Liz White of Union County. The winner will be announced at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting at the end of November.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Hosts 2019 Legislative Preview Meeting
November 7, 2018
Kentucky Farm Bureau Hosts 2019 Legislative Preview Meeting

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) leaders and commodity executives from across the state gathered for a legislative preview meeting on November 7, 2018 at the KFB headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. The group of more than 30 individuals representing agriculture commodity groups came together to discuss several ag-related topics and the many legislative needs and concerns of farmers and rural communities throughout the Commonwealth.

Farm Bureau Hurricane Relief Funds
October 18, 2018
Farm Bureau Hurricane Relief Funds

Large parts of the South were devastated by the wind, rain and floods of Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Learn more about how you can help farmers in need.

KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows Slight Decrease in Third Quarter Food Prices
October 17, 2018
KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows Slight Decrease in Third Quarter Food Prices

The most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey indicates a slight drop in prices for the first time this year.

Overall, food prices are seeing very little movement one way or another during the year. Price declines being seen now are following similar increases over the past year and the same is true in those product categories which saw increases in the third quarter.

Statement on USMCA
October 2, 2018
Statement on USMCA

International trade is so important to the agriculture industry both here in Kentucky, and throughout the country. It is because of that importance, I can’t emphasize enough how critical trade agreements are to the overall rural American economy.

The Farm Bill and Why It Matters to Everyone
October 1, 2018
The Farm Bill and Why It Matters to Everyone

For those involved in the agriculture industry, either by way of their farming operations or from their agri-businesses, you know the importance of the Farm Bill and how it affects you on a daily basis.

Down the Backroads
September 22, 2018
Down the Backroads

By Tim Thornberry, Editor Kentucky Farm Bureau News

During a recent visit to West Kentucky, I decided to make the return trip an adventure and stay off the Interstate/Parkway for as long as possible. Nothing wrong with our wonderful Interstate system, but I do enjoy the scenery that can only be found on the less beaten paths.

Renee Laurent Named Compliance Manager
September 6, 2018
Renee Laurent Named Compliance Manager

Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) Executive Director Warren Beeler announced today the appointment of Renee Laurent to Compliance Manager. Renee is a former intern for Kentucky Farm Bureau. We wish her well at her new position and we are proud of her earning this opportunity. 

Kentucky Farm Bureau Seeking Participants for the 2019-2020 LEAD Class
September 4, 2018
Kentucky Farm Bureau Seeking Participants  for the 2019-2020 LEAD Class

Recruitment for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) next group of participants in the two-year, Leadership Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD) program is now underway. Up to 16 individuals will be selected for this intensive learning experience to equip the next generation of agricultural leaders with the tools to manage tomorrow’s challenges.