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Kentucky Farm Bureau Wins Four "Awards of Excellence" from American Farm Bureau
January 14, 2019
Kentucky Farm Bureau Wins Four "Awards of Excellence" from American Farm Bureau

Kentucky Farm Bureau took home several organizational awards presented at this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Centennial Convention.  Each year state Farm Bureaus are presented awards in different categories related to several programs and initiatives.

Duvall Reviews Achievements, Plots Course as Farm Bureau Moves Toward Centennial
January 14, 2019
Duvall Reviews Achievements, Plots Course as Farm Bureau Moves Toward Centennial

In front of a celebratory gathering of approximately 7,000 farmers and ranchers from across the nation, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall opened AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention by outlining a few of the organization’s many historic accomplishments – from leading the way on the nation’s first farm bill in the 1930s to helping develop the Food for Peace Program in the 1950s. 

Congressman James Comer Receives the Outstanding New Member of Congress Award by American Farm Bureau Federation
January 13, 2019
Congressman James Comer Receives the Outstanding New Member of Congress Award by American Farm Bureau Federation

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is proud to announce that Congressman James Comer of Kentucky’s First District has been named Outstanding New Member of Congress by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

KFB nominated Congressman Comer for the award because of his commitment to agriculture and rural life in Kentucky and across America.

American Farm Bureau Recognizes Creative County Farm Bureaus
January 11, 2019
American Farm Bureau Recognizes Creative County Farm Bureaus

Twenty-four county Farm Bureaus nationwide are being honored by the American Farm Bureau Federation for innovative program ideas in the organization’s County Activities of Excellence Awards program. The winners are being highlighted during AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention.

Deadline to Apply for Trade Mitigation Payments Extended
January 9, 2019
Deadline to Apply for Trade Mitigation Payments Extended

Quarles Hails Move to Help Farmers Affected by Unfair Foreign Tariffs

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has alerted Kentucky farmers that the deadline has been extended for agricultural producers to apply for payments under the Market Facilitation Program as provided by the trade mitigation program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 
KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows Slight Decrease in Food Prices for Second Straight Quarter
January 8, 2019
KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows Slight Decrease in Food Prices for Second Straight Quarter

The most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey indicates a slight decrease to the overall cost of food in the fourth quarter of 2018. However, the average marketbasket price showed an overall increase for the year, going from $115.07 in 2017 to $116.92 in 2018. The final 2018 survey is still lower than the final marketbasket of 2016 which was $118.87.

Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award Seeks Nominees
January 7, 2019
Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award Seeks Nominees

Know a Kentucky farmer or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2019 Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award®.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Address 100th AFBF Annual Convention
December 27, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Address 100th AFBF Annual Convention

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will give the closing general session keynote address at the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Jan. 14, 2019.

Farm Bill Headed To President's Desk For Signature
December 13, 2018
Farm Bill Headed To President's Desk For Signature

Kentucky is ‘home to more than 75,000 farms. They produce everything from soybeans and poultry to horses and corn. Those families are looking to us for help and stability. And when President Trump signs our Farm Bill into law, more stability is just what they will get.’

Farm Bill Passes the House of Representatives
December 13, 2018
Farm Bill Passes the House of Representatives

December 12, 2018 - Today the House of Representatives passed a five-year Farm Bill. Congressman Comer, along with 368 other congressional colleagues, voted in support of the bill. The Agriculture Improvement Act (H.R. 2) includes many incremental wins for rural America. It fully protects crop insurance, makes significant improvements to rural broadband, and implements key changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).