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Kentucky Farm Bureau ready to host 98th Annual Meeting
November 14, 2017
Kentucky Farm Bureau ready to host 98th Annual Meeting

More than 2,000 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) members from across the state will gather for the organization’s 98th annual meeting November 29 – December 2 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Brian Lacefield to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kentucky
November 13, 2017
Brian Lacefield to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kentucky

The Trump Administration recently appointed Brian Lacefield as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA). Lacefield will join the Kentucky FSA team on Monday, October 30

2017 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year Finalists
November 8, 2017
2017 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year Finalists

The three finalists that will vie for Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Farmer of the Year" honors have been chosen as preliminary judging for the 2017 award has come to a close. Darren Luttrell of Ohio County, Richard Preston of Hardin County, and Lisa Robards of Bullitt County are the three finalists.

UK researchers to evaluate Best Management Practices for Kentucky grain farms
November 8, 2017
UK researchers to evaluate Best Management Practices for Kentucky grain farms

Researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Argriculture, Food and Environment are beginning on-farm studies to look at which best management practices work best for Kentucky grain farms, and they need producers’ help.

Presidents Column: Affordable Broadband is vital to rural communities
November 5, 2017
Presidents Column: Affordable Broadband is vital to rural communities

It’s amazing to see how the marketplace has changed thanks to the growth of online shopping and the Internet in general. Many surveys are conducted each year to gauge this growth and study just what products people are purchasing from their computers or smart phones.

2018 Certified Roadside Farm Market enrollment period open
November 1, 2017
2018 Certified Roadside Farm Market enrollment period open

The season for roadside farm markets is far from over, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) wants to help market owners get next year’s efforts off to a great start – enrollment for the 2018 Certified Roadside Farm Market program is now open.

Statement from President Mark Haney on Pension Reform
November 1, 2017
Statement from President Mark Haney on Pension Reform

I want to make sure each of you know and understand we applaud the effort of the administration and the leadership of the KY General Assembly in their effort to address this critical issue but, Kentucky Farm Bureau has not endorsed any specific plan at this point, on any level, because the final plan is still being developed.  The Board, executive committee, and lobbying team have not endorsed a plan.

USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018
October 31, 2017
USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year.

FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 6
October 31, 2017
FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 6

Kentucky Farm Service Agency Acting State Executive Director Robert W. Finch today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 FSA County Committee elections.

Quarles Urges Military Veteran Farmers to Stand Up and Be Counted in the 2017 Ag Census
October 31, 2017
Quarles Urges Military Veteran Farmers to Stand Up and Be Counted in the 2017 Ag Census

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles encouraged Kentucky military veterans who are farmers to respond to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, a snapshot of American agriculture taken every five years.