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KFB Candid Conversations: What to expect with VFD implementation
December 14, 2016
KFB Candid Conversations: What to expect with VFD implementation

KFB Candid Conversations presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry in a question and answer format with a member of Kentucky’s agricultural community. In this column, State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Stout discusses the Veterinary Feed Directive, a regulatory action taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and goes into effect January 1, 2017.

Understanding the Farm Bill: And why it's important to everyone
December 9, 2016
Understanding the Farm Bill: And why it's important to everyone

A healthy export market is highly important to all U.S industries and agriculture is no exception. Agricultural exports from this country are expected to be in the $127 billion range for 2016 and higher in 2017 at a projected $133 billion.

Kentucky Farm Bureau sets priority issues for 2017 legislative session
December 8, 2016
Kentucky Farm Bureau sets priority issues for 2017 legislative session

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) concluded its 97th annual meeting today with its board of directors approving priority issues for the 2017 legislative session. The organization’s delegates adopted policy positions at its business session on Friday.

Kirby Green wins Kentucky Farm Bureau's Discussion Meet
December 2, 2016
Kirby Green wins Kentucky Farm Bureau's Discussion Meet

Kirby Green of Daviess County won first place in the final round of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Discussion Meet, a debate-styled competition for young farmers that relies on an individual’s skill in reasoning and logical discussion of issues.

KFB President Mark Haney Emphasizes KFB Loves KY during Annual Address
December 2, 2016
KFB President Mark Haney Emphasizes KFB Loves KY  during Annual Address

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) President Mark Haney addressed the organization’s 97th annual meeting Friday with positive news about another year of continued growth for KFB, a review of advocacy efforts made in the past year and a look into the year to come.

Frankenstein, YouTube, and the Millennials
December 2, 2016
Frankenstein, YouTube, and the Millennials

In both the Christmas story of the baby Jesus and the story of agriculture today, there have been changes made along the way but the core of the message continues to ring true. Have you shared your story about agriculture?

Ryan and Miranda Chaplin win Excellence in Agriculture award
December 2, 2016
Ryan and Miranda Chaplin win Excellence in Agriculture award

Ryan and Miranda Chaplin of Bourbon County won top honors in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Excellence in Agriculture Awards program during the organization’s 97th annual meeting in Louisville this week.

Randa Morris and Jacob Patterson win Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest
December 1, 2016
Randa Morris and Jacob Patterson win Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest

Randa Morris of Garrard County and Jacob Patterson of Pulaski County were awarded top honors in the 2016 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest. Both winners were recognized during the December 1 general session of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 97th annual meeting, held at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

Mike Bach of Bath County Named 2016 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year
November 30, 2016
Mike Bach of Bath County Named  2016 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year

Mike Bach of Bath County  was honored as the 2016 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” during the organization’s 97th annual meeting in Louisville.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Declares Natural Disaster Areas Due to Drought
November 29, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Declares Natural Disaster Areas Due to Drought

Gov. Bevin today announced that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack has designated three Kentucky counties (Bell, McCreary and Whitley) as primary natural disaster areas due to drought.