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Wildlife Issues High on the KFB Priority List
February 7, 2017
Wildlife Issues High on the KFB Priority List

During Kentucky Farm Bureau’s recent annual meeting, one of the priority issues approved by its board related to wildlife populations.

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on International Trade
January 30, 2017
Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on International Trade

Agriculture exports are critical to growing ag-related and rural economies. 

Kentucky delegates help set national agricultural policy at American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention
January 12, 2017
Kentucky delegates help set national agricultural policy at American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention

Kentucky Farm Bureau made a strong showing at this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 98th annual convention. The organization came away with several awards and honors including the coveted Pinnacle Award as recognition for program and membership achievement.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Receives Organization Awards from American Farm Bureau
January 9, 2017
Kentucky Farm Bureau Receives Organization Awards from American Farm Bureau

Kentucky Farm Bureau took home several organizational awards presented at this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 98th annual convention including the AFBF's Pinnacle Award, the organization's top honor for program and membership achievement.

KDA approves more than 12,800 acres for hemp planting in 2017
January 5, 2017
KDA approves more than 12,800 acres for hemp planting in 2017

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has approved 209 applications from growers who have been approved to cultivate up to 12,800 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2017, nearly triple the number of acres that were approved for the previous year.

Retail food prices in Kentucky decrease slightly during 4th Quarter of 2016 according to Kentucky Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey
January 5, 2017
Retail food prices in Kentucky decrease slightly during 4th Quarter of 2016 according to Kentucky Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey

These prices, which represent the average total cost of 40 basic grocery items included in the survey, declined by .87 percent or $1.02. The total cost of the 40 items was $117.49. During this same period last year, the total price for these same items stood at $119.43.

Getting through winter cold can be stressful for farm animals
January 4, 2017
Getting through winter cold can be stressful for farm animals

After a few weeks of above-average temperatures, Kentuckians will feel the chill with an early-January cold snap. University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist Matt Dixon explained that the combination of cold air and winds create dangerous and emergency-category periods of livestock cold stress.

Applications for Kentucky Farm Bureau's college scholarships available now
January 4, 2017
Applications for Kentucky Farm Bureau's college scholarships available now

The KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 90 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree.

Kentucky delegation and state winners headed to Phoenix for American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention
January 4, 2017
Kentucky delegation and state winners headed to Phoenix for American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention

Volunteer leaders from Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) are headed to the 98th annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), January 6-11 in Phoenix, Arizona.

KFB's Advocacy for Improved Water Resource Management Moves Forward
December 19, 2016
KFB's Advocacy for Improved Water Resource Management Moves Forward

The year 2016 brought state farmers a lesson in meteorology as they saw how quickly the weather can change with wetter-than-normal conditions for most of the spring to a very dry period in the fall.