KFBN 2009 - Kentucky Farm Bureau

KFBN 2009

Posted on Mar 30, 2016
January 2009
Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney, a KFB Director for 15 years and also a long-time leader in the state's horticulture industry, was elected without opposition to succeed the retiring Marshall Coyle as President of the organization.
Also In This Issue:
 Energy issues are high on the agenda
 Calloway is Top County for 2008
 Allen County couple are top Young Farm Family
 Economic outlook is shaky
 KFB ranks second in membership gain
 Tony Brannon honored for service to agriculture
 Evan McCord wins KFB award
 Markets: Broiler production declining; Seasonal crop prices adjusted; Soyoil price and demand is lower
 Outstanding Youth selected
 Holly Davis wins Discussion Meet
 Women, Young Farmers select leaders
 Union County agent wins PR award
 Exec. Comm. participates in rural issues meeting
 Scenes from the annual meeting
February 2009
KFB President Mark Haney was elected to the AFBF Board of Directors during the organization's 90th annual meeting last month.
Also In This Issue: 
2009 State Priority Issues
 KFB Get National Recognition
 Delegates Focus on the Economy
 Women Urged to Expand Roles
 Scenes From AFBF Annual Meeting
 Fiscal Fiasco: Federal Budget Analysts Say Congress Needs a Wake-up Call
 Recession Will Impact Crop Demand
 KADB Reviewing Its Program
 KFB Leaders Honored for County Council Work 
 District Meetings Schedule 
 Markets: Demand for Lamb Drops; Silage Production Up; Beef is Bountiful
 Farm File: KFB Offers Special Scholarships; Ag Heritage Center Seeks Items; Agritourism Conference Set; Calloway County FB Leader Named Top Murray Ag Alumus; FSA Enrolling DCP Participants
March 2009
There is one thing missing from the economic stimulus package signed into law by President Barack Obama – a catchy title. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act pales in comparison with the New Deal of some 75 years ago.
Also In This Issue:
 Comment by Greg Stumbo, Speaker of the House
 2009 National Priority Issues
 Idea Exchange: Agritourism Conference Sprouts Seeds for Growth
 Presidents Conference: County Leaders Urged to "Inspire" and "Persevere"
 Farm Production News: Barley Attracting More Interest; Dairy Industry is Reeling
 Farm Numbers Are Up: Kentucky Has 85,260 Farms
 Angela Blank is new PR Director
 Markets: Milk Production was higher in '08; Farm Income Predicted to Drop; Fewer Cattle in Kentucky
 Nutrition Fuels Check-Out Week
 Farm File: Potato Is Most Popular Vegetable; AFBF Praised for Animal Ag Program; IFAL Application Period is Underway; AFBF Launches New Consumer Website; AFBF Urges Ground Water Protection
 New Farm Bill Expands: Beginning Farmer Programs
April 2009

Nearly 200 KFB members participated in this year's Congressional Tour, which was marked by somber discussions about the economic crisis gripping the nation.

Also In This Issue: 

Legislative Session Enhances Agriculture


 Controversial "rendering" regulation delayed due

 Fertilzer Costs May Rise Again

 Study affirms benefits of insecticides

 KFB Beef Expo

 Availability of Land Tops Concerns of Young Farmers

 Fresh Vegetable Production Declines by Two Percent

 Kentucky Crops Top $2.1 Billion

 KFB Recognizes "Ag Week" 

 Farm Credit Services Earnings Are Up 

 KFB TV Program Now Seen Overseas 

 Lending Program for Vets is Underway

KFB Seeks Top Farmer Applications

Ethanol Producers Want 15 Percent Blend

May 2009
AFBF President Bob Stallman said the latest government statistics prove ethanol played only a minimal role in last year's food price increases.
Also In This Issue: 
 Health Care Task Force Visits Award-Winning Regional Services Center
 A matter of trust...Consumer Issues Dominate NIAA Proceedings
 Changes Coming to "Phase One" Program
 Soybean Rust Merits Attention
 Input Choices Can Be Puzzling
 "Rights" for livestock producers
 Poster and Essay Winners Named
 Loan Rates Have Fallen 
 Red Meat Production Up 
 Record Soybean Exports 
 Spring wing-ding Georgetown Farm Market Celebrates the Season
Bill Would Protect Tobacco Growers
Vote Coming on Goat, Sheep Checkoffs
AFBF Touts Rural Broadband Service
Pesticide Permit Ruling Draws Fire
Stallman Calls for Crop Insurance Changes
June 2009
A new KFB task force has set out to develop recommendations for combating the movement against animal agriculture. During its initial meeting last month, the Animal Care Issues Task Force received its charge from KFB's Executive Committee. June 2009 pdf
Also In This Issue: 
 Large Dairy Farm Embraces the Value of Nutrient Management
 Feasting on Fiscal Policy
 Woodland Management Courses Set
 Hay testing available from KDA
 Studies affirm ethanol's benefits in reducing greenhouse emissions
 KFB's Haney weighs in with animal ID proposals
 World Wheat Crop is Large
 Hay Stocks Improved 
 Less Grain to be Fed This Year 
 Agritourism abounds in Kentucky 
 Oklahoma Law Protects Livestock Industry
Flu Scare Damaging Swine Industry
Rinse and return program Underway
AFBF Dislikes Beef Agreement with EU
Farm Credit Services Doing Well
House Ag Chairman Defends Ethanol
July 2009
KFB members and County Farm Bureaus are encouraged to submit their innovative ideas for the Farmer Idea Exchange and the County Activities of Excellence contests.
Also In This Issue:
FDA can now regulate tobacco
Ag Secretary Visits Kentucky
Canadian legislative proposal draws fire from burley tobacco
Doug Langley selected for statewide award
Beef Tour
Farm Production News: Ohio facing attack on animal agriculture
Farm Production News: UK Field Day
Envirothon Competition winner
KFB supports FFA and 4H envents
Markets: Poultry value up in 2008, Soybean exports are soaring, Beef exports expected to dip
AFBF and counties' group join forces to fight radical environmental proposal
Farm File
August 2009
The July meeting of KFB's Board of Directors included a look at what some might describe as "new agriculture" in Kentucky.
Also In This Issue:
"Comment" from Harold Workman, President and CEO Kentucky State Fair Board
Young Farmer's Summer Outing
Fertilizer Supplies Have Rebounded
Survey Affirms Conservation Practices
Animal Care Task Force Adopts Mission Statement
District Policy Meetings
Markets: Soybean Oil Stocks Piling Up; Hay Acres Down in Kentucky; Beef Imports and Exports Expected to Rise
County Annual Meetings
Farm Files: Kentucky Soldiers Have Agriculture Mission; Emergency Conservation Funds Approved; Campaign Management Seminar Scheduled; New Food Inspection Guidelines on Tap; Syngenta Provides Major Support to FFA; Ag Advocate Honored in "Speaking" Industry
Stallman Tells Panel Energy Bill Is Flawed
September 2009
Farm Bureau Day at the Kentucky State Fair kicked off with the traditional County Ham Breakfast and the 46th rendition had the entire Kentucky Exposition Center buzzing after the champion ham fetched a staggering $1.3 million bid.
Also In This Issue:
County Annual Meetings
"Comment" from Bob Stallman, President American Farm Bureau Federation
Kentucky Farm Bureau Day at the Fair
Health Care Task Force Visits Facilities in Murray
Advisory Committee Meetings - Natural Resources; Tobacco; Poultry; Feed Grain; Wheat & Soybean; Farm Labor
Summer Roadside Market Tour
Markets: Livestock numbers are down; Huge corn crop is predicted, Hay crop grows four percent
A Fresh Idea: Walmart expands commitment to local produce
Field Work: Congressman Guthrie holds meeting at KFB Director's farm
October 2009
Governor Steve Beshear appointed KFB President Mark Haney to a task force charged with facilitating the development of a sustainable biomass and biofuels industry in the state.
Also In This Issue:
"Comment" from Kelly Thurman, Chairman KFB Dairy Advisory Committee
Advisory Committee Meetings: KFB Dairy Group Wants Overhaul of Pricing System
Society Should Listen to Farmers
Analyze Fall Calf Market
Flipping the Switch: Governor Beshear announces agriculture-energy programs
Muhlenberg County Holds Customer Appreciation Event
Markets: Chicken Wings are strong; Soybean exports promising; Weak dollar slows beef imports
Safety Day in Union County
Farm File: "Proud" members have world game promo; Conservation poster and essay contest; AFBF seeks aid for pork, dairy sectors; "Flu" fiasco impacts China's pork market
KFB Objects to H-2A Proposals
November 2009
KFB's 90th annual meeting is set for December 2 - 5 at the Galt House Hotels in Louisville. Priorities include electing leaders, recognizing achievements, setting policy goals for 2010 state legislative session and establishing a wish list for Congressional action next year.
Also In This Issue:
"Comment" from Brett Guthrie, Congressman 2nd District
Advisory Committee Meetings: Economic Development; Horticulture; Forestry; Equine; Swine; Emerging Agricultural Enterprises; Roadside Markets
Animal Care Task Force endorses establishment of state standards
Generating Ideas: Energy options are focus of environmental conference
Flipping the Switch: Governor Beshear announces agriculture-energy programs
Directors named in two KFB divisions
No Carbon Credit: Cap and Trade Bill Under Fire from AFBF
Fayette holds family friendly annual meeting
Halfway to Hazard: Perry County Agency Manager organizes star-studded charity concert
Markets: Cow slaughter heavy this year; US oats have a top yield; Record world soybean crop
Fall brings farm market festivals
Farm File: John McCauley is new FSA Director; Union County broadcaster wins award; Sheep and goat checkoffs approved; USDA offers poultry, bird photo contest; Kentucky's air quality is improving; KDA wins grant for specialty crops
Application period begins for vet incentive program
December 2009
Some prominent state legislators offered a bleak assessment of the state's budget situation - -but some encouraging predictions for agriculture interests – during the annual meeting with KFB leaders and officials from farm commodity groups.
Also In This Issue:
"Comment" from Governor Steve Beshear
Farm Economy Declined This Year
Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting recap
New FFA Foundation Program
AFBF Meeting is January 10-13