KFBN 2007 - Kentucky Farm Bureau

KFBN 2007

Posted on Mar 30, 2016
January 2007

Kentucky Farm Bureau News - January 2007 - Kentucky Farm Bureau

KFB will seek full funding for improvements to the state's livestock disease diagnostic centers and press for better treatment of small business during the 2007 session of the General Assembly.

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Membership exceeds six million

Executive Committee re-elected

Women, young farmers choose leaders

Madison County is tops

GM has discounts for KFB members

Fayette County couple are top farm family

Bill Kuegel Sr. wins service award

Bill Sprague honored for KFB work

Scenes from the annual meeting

Markets: Farm economy outlook is good; Beef tour scheduled in March; Farmers markets growing

February 2007

2007 State Priority Issues covering Heath Care, Investments for Agriculture, Budget, Taxation, Wildlife Management, Energy, Transportation, Private Property Rights, Environmental & Natural Resources and Agriculture Research & Education.

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Prospects for livestock projects are good

Directors review 2007 long-range goals

Mahans win national award; KFB cited for excellence

Delegates say: "Stay the course with farm bill"

Johanns keen on "green" policy

Trade rep bullish on farm exports

Terry Gilbert re-elected to women's chair

Livestock market on downward trend

Lofty goal set for beef checkoff

Tobacco growers urged to avoid Florida transplants

Scholarship applications are due by February 28

District meetings set for March

Planting knowledge

Markets: Hay stocks down sharply; Pork production is rising; Soybean price average reduction; Beef tour registration open

FFA Center seeking upgrades

Farm File: State has new cost share program; Marketing Conference set for February 19-20; Markets program deadline is March 1; Wall Street bullish on agriculture; Renewable fuels fueling corn boom.

March 2007

From the outset, County Farm Bureau leaders were presented with some food for thought at the annual Presidents and Vice Presidents Conference last month in Louisville.

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2007 National Priority Issues


KFB checks in with "Check-Out" events

Plan your labor costs

FBTEN Program is still available

Ag Safety in the spotlight...

Spelling Bee has 'em

Produce(ing) policy

Markets: Kentucky beef herd expands; Dairy prices expected to improve; More sheep and goats in Kentucky

Marketing forces...

Farm File: Cost-share available for horticulture; CRP decision coming this summer; Former Kentuckian wins broadcast award; Court questions genetically-engineered alfalfa; Governor's Ag Summit is March 15

Take stock...Stocker cattle may be worth their weight

April 2007

Agriculture is responsible for providing the necessities of everyday life. That's the message KFB delivered for last month's celebration of National Agriculture Day.

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Legislative Report


Congressional Tour is a Capital idea

Farm Production News: Good management can restore idle land; Invinsa technology protects yields against drought; New soil sensors available; Corn hybrids targeted for ethanol

Ag Summit draws big crowd

Survey will evaluate dairy regulatory program

Heifers stand out at Beef Expo sale

Markets: USDA studies livestock markets; Grain storage is up; Egg production falls slightly;

Young farmers concerned about availability of land

Farm File: Corn, pork producers disagree on ethanol incentives; Money available for dump cleanups; Web site boosts food marketing; AFBF advocates public funding for research.

May 2007

This year's legislative session ended without final action on several agriculture spending projects that KFB supports. But the session wasn't a total disappointment -- a number of low-profile measures that will help agriculture were adopted and a few bills that were not in agriculture's best interest were defeated.

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Women's conference has record attendance

Beef tour is well-done!

Farm Production News: Striking oil(seeds)...Miles Farm Supply believes canola can fit in Kentucky cropping patterns; UK has guide to "custom work' rates

Book clears confusion about health insurance

Ag Development Fund gets $9.1 million boost

Fort Harrod Beef Festival is June 1-3

Dairy awards on tap

Markets: U.S. wood exports are rising; Broiler production may fall; UK wheat field day is May 15

A growing concern, farmers, market becomes a fixture

Farm File: Two companies get biodiesel grants;  Woodford FB supporting stockyard; Ag Development project gets recognition; FCS of mid-America in good shape

June 2007

Critical shortages of large animal veterinarians in many of Kentucky's farming regions are the focus of a special committee appointed by KFB President Marshall Coyle.

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Worker's comp bill will help farm markets

Oldham County wins 'Envirothon"

Market prices good for "Dairy Month"

Farm Production News: Honeybee decline raises concern; New Venture Devoted to Biofuels

Is "eating local" really feasible?

KDA is getting a new fuel and pesticides lab

Task force begins work on plans for agriculture

Markets: Soybean oil fuels market; Growers expand broiler supply; Cattle growth herd is limited

Green River Cattle Co. is winner on Derby Day

Farm File: Bush orders regulations for energy use; Entrepreneur project is funded; AFBF wants change for ag import inspections; Henning will oversee extension work at UK


July 2007

Three state legislators have urged a KFB committee to develop ideas for addressing a critical shortage of large animal veterinarians in Kentucky.

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A (vo-ag) Class Act, Central Hardin teacher wins Ag Education Award

Lawmakers address "vet" committee

KFB leaders push farm bill proposals

Farm Production News: Farmers embrace new technology; New herbicide available for roundup-ready corn; Spray change for "quilt"

Value-able stuff: National conference focuses on value-added agribusiness

Markets: Ethanol co-products studied; Hog breeding inventory up; Corn acres exceed expectations

Hog haven: County company finds profit with pork processing

Farm File:Poultry federation receives grant; Cheap loans available for freeze victims; Idea Exchange, County Programs to be recognized; Barren County student wins Garst scholarship

UK field day in Princeton is July 26

August 2007

Perhaps now more than ever, KFB's annual Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast evokes great anticipation of the bottom line – the winning charity auction bid for the grand champion ham.

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The race is on: Fletcher, Beshear meet with KFB Directors

Ag officials scrambling to find sources of hay

Record 324 participate in YF summer outing

Farm Production News: Studies show foliar fungicide not helpful in drought conditions; EPA approves cobalt insecticide; Syngenta has new soil-applied insecticide; Valvoline joins YF&R awards program

Farm Market Summer Tour

Markets: National cattle numbers low; Sheep/goat counts are updated; Lower milk prices projected;

Photo Gallery

Farm File: World corn crop is huge; Plan developed for honeybee problem; Web site will have drought information; Beef Network gets a financial boost; U.S. beef back on shelves in South Korea; Crate thefts hurting dairies

County Annual Meetings 

September 2007

The “Incentives for Energy Independence Act ” that emerged from the special session of the General Assembly offers great opportunities for Kentucky agriculture.

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KFB urging assistance to drought-plagued farmers

Tractor-related deaths declining

Politics and pork fuel KFB breakfast...at state fair

Farm Production News: Survey reveals sharp rise in state's produce acreage; Weeds a big challenge this season; Trait rotation emphasized for corn

Farm markets have a celebration

Wonders with wool

Markets: Drought losses are mounting; USDA analyzes nitrogen fertilizer market; Meat consumption declining

UK outstanding in "Field Day"

Farm File:  KFB hires commodity specialist; Bluegrass livestock hires Jim Akers; Consumers concerned about food origins; UK receives grant to promote energy efficiency

County annual meetings

October 2007

The Task Force on the Future of Agriculture has scheduled six regional forums to gather public input on a strategic plan for the state's ag industry.

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Ag school days...KFB Holds annual event at UK

KFB responding to drought crisis

Advisory Committee Meetings...

Farm Production News: Corn stalks are a feeding option; Humic-based conditioners can reduce stress on soil

Clark Co. FB revives "field day"

Markets: Sheep and goat industries honored in October; Biodiesel to use 20% of soybean oil; Fruit and vegetable imports rise

A "Cash Cow"...Mason County farm thrives with "custom" dairy heifers

Farm File: Farm Markets program has customer incentives; Deer virus spreading to cattle; Ag Census information on the internet; Stallman appointed to trade committee; Some farms shift production to Mexico

County annual meetings

November 2007

There's not an area of Kentucky agriculture that the 2007 drought has not touched.

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Executive order waives hay transport guidelines

Annual Meeting begins December 5

Advisory Committee Meetings

Farm Production News: Low-linolenic soybeans have strong market demand; Slow-release fertilizer works on wet soil; EPA approves soil fumigant

Markets: Weak dollar boosts soy; Broiler expansion accelerates; Wheat exports up sharply

Soybean exports are booming

Farm File: AFBF receives award from food bank; Corn growers bemoan rail service; Farmers should consider testing forages;

"Agri-tainment" abounds in Scott County

December 2007

The high cost of health insurance continues to top the list of concerns among Kentucky's farm families, as evidenced by the resolutions from county Farm Bureaus.

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On the road again...Executive Committee goes north

KFB and commodity group officials discuss issues

Farm Production News: Weed to feed-Hay quality can impact calving season; Oldies but goodies...Aged tractors work well with sustainable production systems;

Louisville-area "Agribusiness of Year"

AFBF Stallman speaks at Louisville event

Markets: Red meat production is up; Alfalfa exports might rise; Canadian cattle exports soar

Farm File: Young farmer conference set for February 1-2; Ag task force finishes plan; KFB accepting scholarship applicants; Enrollment open for markets program; Philippines opens market for U.S. beef; Ethanol pipeline under consideration

Drought delays soybean project