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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Legalize Hemp
April 13, 2018
Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Legalize Hemp

Senators McConnell, Wyden, and Merkley join efforts to support hemp farmers, processors, and product manufacturers to capitalize on this growing industry.

Farm Bureau Statement on 2018 Farm Bill
April 13, 2018
Farm Bureau Statement on 2018 Farm Bill

“Today’s release by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) assures America’s farmers and ranchers that congressional agriculture leaders recognize the economic challenges our producers face."

Congressional Members Host River Industry Infrastructure Discussion
April 11, 2018
Congressional Members Host River Industry Infrastructure Discussion

Three members of Congress including Kentucky’s James Comer, Missouri’s Jason Smith and Tennessee’s David Kustoff recently held a river industry infrastructure discussion in Paducah. Local and regional stakeholders, including those from the agriculture sector attended and talked about the importance of river transportation in an area heavily dependent on it.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Executive Vice President David S. Beck Announces Retirement
April 9, 2018
Kentucky Farm Bureau Executive Vice President David S. Beck Announces Retirement

“It has truly been an honor and privilege to be associated with such a wonderful organization and some of the finest individuals on earth,” Beck said. “I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to have represented Farm Bureau members and agriculture for so many years.”

American Farm Bureau Federation Helps Launch 'No Taste for Waste' Campaign
April 4, 2018
American Farm Bureau Federation Helps Launch 'No Taste for Waste' Campaign

Today, the American Farm Bureau Federation joined a collaborative effort to reduce food waste and loss. The “No Taste for Waste” campaign features an interactive website, special edition “bookazine” and social media resources for consumers interested in reducing household food waste, and for farmers and ranchers who are taking steps to fight food loss in their fields.

Commit to Drive Distraction-Free
April 2, 2018
Commit to Drive Distraction-Free

If you’ve ever had the chance to drive around the state of Kentucky, you’re well-acquainted with the natural beauty that lines our highways, city streets, and backroads. Our lush, diverse landscape is truly a sight to behold, but recently you may have also spotted something slightly less appealing during your travels: distracted drivers.

Secretary Perdue Announces Third "Back to Our Roots" RV Tour
March 29, 2018
Secretary Perdue Announces Third "Back to Our Roots" RV Tour

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will kick off his third “Back to Our Roots” RV tour next Tuesday, April 3rd to hear ideas and concerns from local farmers, agriculture students and researchers, business owners, community leaders, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees.

ICYMI: Crop Insurance Protects Farming for Future Generations
March 29, 2018
ICYMI: Crop Insurance Protects Farming for Future Generations

Wheat farmers in the heartland are facing tough times. In times like these, farmers need crop insurance to secure the future of farming for the year and generations to come. 

First Marketbasket Survey of 2018 shows slight increase in food prices
March 22, 2018
First Marketbasket Survey of 2018 shows slight increase in food prices

For the first time in nearly two years, Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Marketbasket Survey indicated food prices increased slightly during the first quarter of 2018.

AFBF's Zippy Duvall Awarded Distinguished 4-H Alumni Medallion
March 21, 2018
AFBF's Zippy Duvall Awarded Distinguished 4-H Alumni Medallion

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall received the Distinguished 4-H Alumni Medallion at the ninth annual National 4-H Council Legacy Awards.