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American Farm Bureau speaks on how the trade war endangers farmers
July 19, 2018
American Farm Bureau speaks on how the trade war endangers farmers

Representatives from the American Farm Bureau testify to Congress warning that many farms will suffer if the growing trade war continues. 

Summertime is the time for the Kentucky State Fair
July 17, 2018
Summertime is the time for the Kentucky State Fair

There is a kind of satisfaction that is like no other when we look out over a tall corn field or a flourishing soybean crop; when we see healthy calves growing strong and tobacco leaves waving in the breeze; when we smell a freshly cut hay field and experience a summer sunset over rolling pastures.

KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows Increase in Food Prices for Second Straight Quarter
July 13, 2018
KFB Marketbasket Survey Shows Increase in Food Prices for Second Straight Quarter

After two years of slight quarterly declines in food prices, the most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Marketbasket Survey indicates a food-cost increase for a second straight quarter.

The survey, taken four times each year, price-checks 40 basic food items throughout the state in an effort to gauge current food-price trends. Since the end of 2016, surveyed food items had dropped by a total of $3.79 or just over three percent.

David S. Beck: The Next Chapter
June 29, 2018
David S. Beck: The Next Chapter

In making this transition, Beck acknowledges that change has come to Farm Bureau over the years and change is necessary to remain effective. But the organization exists for the same reasons in which it began nearly a century ago.

“To me, the value of Farm Bureau is doing things for the membership collectively that they can’t do by themselves,” he said. “And being a part of this organization has been a blessing to me.”

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on Farm Bill passage
June 29, 2018
Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on Farm Bill passage

I would like to thank Senator Mitch McConnell on his extensive efforts to move forward the single most important piece of legislation affecting agriculture and rural communities.

Grilling for July 4th More Affordable This Year
June 25, 2018
Grilling for July 4th More Affordable This Year

A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, will cost slightly less this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Milk 2 My Plate Grant Makes More Dairy Products Available to Kentucky Families
June 25, 2018
Milk 2 My Plate Grant Makes More Dairy Products Available to Kentucky Families

Commissioner Quarles Announces $30,000 Award from The Dairy Alliance to God’s Pantry for Milk Coolers

Reflection in Retirement
June 25, 2018
Reflection in Retirement

In looking back over my career at Kentucky Farm Bureau, I never really envisioned the day I would retire, but I always heard when that time came, I would know it. 

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on Farm Bill passage
June 22, 2018
Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on Farm Bill passage

Yesterday’s passage of the House Farm Bill is a victory for Kentucky farm families. I want to thank Kentucky Farm Bureau volunteer leaders who helped advocate for this bill.

The Value in KFB Membership
June 8, 2018
The Value in KFB Membership

Through the years, developing and promoting member benefits has been a key component in helping the organization grow. Kentucky now ranks as the fourth largest Farm Bureau in the country, and at the end of the day, having such strong numbers helps the organization in its advocacy efforts which in turn, positively affects our members in both rural and urban areas.