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First Tax Reform in More Than 30 Years Passes Congress
January 3, 2018
First Tax Reform in More Than 30 Years Passes Congress

For the first time in more than a generation, tax reform legislation has been passed by Congress and recently signed by the President. The long awaited bill has been one of the top priorities for the administration over the past year. Farm Bureau policy at both the state and national level has called for tax reform for a number of years, as well.

Collaborative Effort Brings Meal Kits to Kentucky Just in Time for Christmas
December 21, 2017
Collaborative Effort Brings Meal Kits to Kentucky Just in Time for Christmas

Thanks to a joint effort between the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), the state Finance and Administration Cabinet, the federal government, and Kentucky food banks, 314,496 meal kits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) were shipped to Kentucky and used to help feed the hungry.

Presidents Column: The Continued Growth of the Kentucky Farm Bureau
December 14, 2017
Presidents Column: The Continued Growth of the Kentucky Farm Bureau

As we prepare to close out another year on the farm and at Kentucky Farm Bureau, it is good to see continued growth in our organization. But so often we confuse adding members as a sole source of gauging that growth

Congressman James Comer recognizes Ohio County man on the House Floor
December 11, 2017
Congressman James Comer recognizes Ohio County man on the House Floor

Congressman James Comer (KY-01) recognized Darren Luttrell, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky, on the House floor in Washington this week for being named 2017 Farmer of the Year by the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

Kentucky Farm Bureau sets state and national priority issues for 2018
December 4, 2017
Kentucky Farm Bureau sets state and national priority issues for 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) concluded its 98th annual meeting today with its Board of Directors approving priority issues for the 2018 legislative session and continuing advocacy efforts. The organization's delegates adopted policy positions at its business session. Members also heard from many local, state, and federal leaders during the course of the meeting.

Mark Haney Re-elected President of Kentucky Farm Bureau
December 4, 2017
Mark Haney Re-elected President of Kentucky Farm Bureau

Voting delegates at the 98th Annual Meeting of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation re-elected Pulaski County farmer Mr. Mark Haney as president of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) on the concluding day of the organization’s meeting. Also re-elected were Webster County’s Mr. Eddie Melton as First Vice-President and Hart County’s Mr. Fritz Giesecke as Second Vice-President. They comprise KFB’s Executive Committee along with Executive Vice President Mr. David S. Beck.

Miranda Chaplin wins Kentucky Farm Bureau's Discussion Meet
December 2, 2017
Miranda Chaplin wins Kentucky Farm Bureau's Discussion Meet

Miranda Chaplin of Bourbon 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. The event was one of the highlighted activities of last night’s general session during KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville.

KFB President Mark Haney Encourages Kentuckians to "Lead Where You Stand"
December 2, 2017
KFB President Mark Haney Encourages Kentuckians to  "Lead Where You Stand"

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) President Mark Haney addressed the organization’s 98th 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 positive outlook for the year to come.

Jay and Trisha Campbell of Logan County win Excellence in Agriculture award
December 1, 2017
Jay and Trisha Campbell of Logan County win  Excellence in Agriculture award

Jay and Trisha Campbell of Logan County won top honors in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Excellence in Agriculture Awards program during the organization’s 98th annual meeting in Louisville this week.

Ben and Katie Furnish named Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2017 Outstanding Young Farm Family
December 1, 2017
Ben and Katie Furnish named Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2017 Outstanding Young Farm Family

Ben and Katie Furnish of Harrison County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2017 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 98th annual meeting in Louisville. Each year KFB awards this distinction to a couple, under the age of 35, who has exhibited the strongest farm management skills, most consistent financial growth and highest level of involvement in both Farm Bureau and the community.