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UK researchers to evaluate Best Management Practices for Kentucky grain farms
November 8, 2017
UK researchers to evaluate Best Management Practices for Kentucky grain farms

Researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Argriculture, Food and Environment are beginning on-farm studies to look at which best management practices work best for Kentucky grain farms, and they need producers’ help.

Presidents Column: Affordable Broadband is vital to rural communities
November 5, 2017
Presidents Column: Affordable Broadband is vital to rural communities

It’s amazing to see how the marketplace has changed thanks to the growth of online shopping and the Internet in general. Many surveys are conducted each year to gauge this growth and study just what products people are purchasing from their computers or smart phones.

2018 Certified Roadside Farm Market enrollment period open
November 1, 2017
2018 Certified Roadside Farm Market enrollment period open

The season for roadside farm markets is far from over, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) wants to help market owners get next year’s efforts off to a great start – enrollment for the 2018 Certified Roadside Farm Market program is now open.

Statement from President Mark Haney on Pension Reform
November 1, 2017
Statement from President Mark Haney on Pension Reform

I want to make sure each of you know and understand we applaud the effort of the administration and the leadership of the KY General Assembly in their effort to address this critical issue but, Kentucky Farm Bureau has not endorsed any specific plan at this point, on any level, because the final plan is still being developed.  The Board, executive committee, and lobbying team have not endorsed a plan.

USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018
October 31, 2017
USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year.

FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 6
October 31, 2017
FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 6

Kentucky Farm Service Agency Acting State Executive Director Robert W. Finch today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 FSA County Committee elections.

Quarles Urges Military Veteran Farmers to Stand Up and Be Counted in the 2017 Ag Census
October 31, 2017
Quarles Urges Military Veteran Farmers to Stand Up and Be Counted in the 2017 Ag Census

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles encouraged Kentucky military veterans who are farmers to respond to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, a snapshot of American agriculture taken every five years.

Timing, price awareness critical to marketing 2017 grain crop
October 30, 2017
Timing, price awareness critical to marketing 2017 grain crop

Katie Pratt, of the UK College of Agriculture, talks about whether or not producers should store their corn and soybeans this fall according to grain market suggestions.

KADB Provides Additional Investment for Capital Access Loan Programs
October 26, 2017
KADB Provides Additional Investment for Capital Access Loan Programs

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board  (KADB)  approved $5,000,000 for the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation’s (KAFC)  revolving, low interest loan programs.

Commissioner Quarles Proclaims October Farm to School Month
October 23, 2017
Commissioner Quarles Proclaims October Farm to School Month

“Kids need fresh, nutritious foods to grow up healthy and strong,” Commissioner Quarles said. “When schools buy local, farmers and food businesses benefit by finding new markets for their products. During Farm to School Month, I urge everyone in the farm-to-school food chain to look for ways we can build on our success.”