KFBN 2010 - Kentucky Farm Bureau

KFBN 2010

Posted on Mar 30, 2016
February 2010
The General Assembly's effort to address Kentucky's sizable budget deficit has KFB's legislative team looking to protect agriculture programs from funding cuts and farm families from regressive taxes.
Also In This Issue:
"Comment" from Bob Stallman, President AFBF
KFB Poised to Push Animal Care Bill
KFB Not Warm to Climate Change Bill
American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting Recap:  LaRue County Couple Win National Award; Deficit Task Force Presents Recommendations; Delegates Strongly Oppose Climate Change Legislation; Kentucky Proud Program is Sparking Agricultural Growth
Russ Poore appointed to USDA panel
Taylor County Farm Bureau Wins Conservation Award
Jeff Harper named Director of KFB's Public Affairs Division; Susan Tanner named Director, Commodity Division
Markets: Beef exports continue growth; Soybean stocks are up; Productivity gains in hogs
Farm File: Scott County couple appointed to AFBF young farmer group; Ag Development program is changed; Roadside Markets program invites participants;  New program adds a premium for livestock exhibitors
March 2010
More than a hundred farmers from throughout the state came to a Senate Agriculture Committee meeting in Frankfort last month to show support for legislation creating a system for establishing livestock care standards in the state.
Also In This Issue:
"Comment" from David Williams, Senate President
 Livestock Care Bill
 Dollars and "change" register at Presidents-VP Conference
 Congressional Tour recap
 CAP (Stone) and Trade, New Produce Market in Henry County has Lofty Goals
 Guiding the Flock, Ray Bowman's office is promoting sheep and goats
 Legislators check in for "Check-Out Day"
Three veterinarians are first participants in incentives program
Markets: Cattle numbers steady, breeding herd down; Grain storage is up; Crops top $2.4 billion
 Farm File: Farmer of Year contest begins; USDA predicting rise in 2010 farm income; Animal ID program is scrapped; Scientist critical of CBS report on antibiotics
April 2010
May 2010
KFB's top priority for the 2010 legislative session was achieved with passage of a law creating a system for establishing livestock care standards. The measure started out as a Senate bill (SB 105) but was eventually merged into House Bill 398, a similar proposal for the equine industry.
Also In This Issue:
"Comment" Bob Stallman, President, AFBF
A Growing List of Achievements: Marking a 10-year history, GOAP's Roger Thomas
Beef Tour recap
Dairy Dilemma: Award Winning Kuegels Among Those Milking Cows at a Loss
Saving "green": Fayette's farmland preservation program becomes a model
Powerign Up: Rural Electrification
Farm Chemical Program Provides More for Less
District Policy Meeting schedule
Alltech Symposium
Markets: Crop loan rates are adjusted; Per-capita vegetable use down; Beef exports are increasing
Farm File: Five named to FSA committee; Specialty crop grants available; Funding available for energy projects; Purdue wants more vet students; Whayne Supply honors the best
June 2010

In a fascinating new book, leading agricultural economist Patrick Westhoff gives an inside look into what really causes large swings in food prices and what factors are likely to cause them to rise and fall in the future. The Economics of Food: How Feeding and Fueling the Planet Affects Food Prices is a must read for agricultural interests, as well as consumers interested in learning about the world's most vital industry.

Also In This Issue:

Member Services Bulletin

"Comment" Brad Smith, CEO and Executive Vice President, Kentucky Farm Bureau

Roadside Markets Flourishing in Kentucky

Buying Nostalgia: Black Barn Produce

KFB is "Big on Committment" to Youth

Cultivating Risky Ground: Kentucky National Guard Unit helps farmers in Agfhanistan

KFB Television Show Nominated for Award

County Annual Meetings Schedule

August 2010

KFB Day at the State Fair is Thursday, August 26 with a full schedule of activities for members. The 47th Annual Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and Auction, a perennial sellout, will be held in South Wing Conference Center, beginning at 7:30 am. The grand champion country ham will be auctioned and the proceeds donated to charity. Last year's champion ham from Scott Hams of Greenville fetched a record $1.3 million from co-winning bidders Republic Bank and Proof on Main.

Also In This Issue:

"Comment" Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senator

FCS Stewardship Program Helps Fleming County FFA on the Farm

Measuring Up: Senate Candidates Paul, Conway Meet with KFB Directors

KFB Leaders Visit West Kentucky Tobacco Farms

 Flour Power: Siemer Milling Unveils $15 Million Addition

Kentucky Proud Producers to Showcase Products at World Equestrian Games

Young Farmer Summer Outing

 Workshops Promote Agricultural Literacy

 Trigg County Farmer Wins Farmer of the Year Contest

 FFA Building Project is Underway

County Annual Meetings Schedule

 Markets: Livestock numbers down; Soybean exports to China are up; Hay acres fall in Kentucky

 Farm File: Idea Exchange and County Activities awards; Veterinary loan program underway; Grants available for dead animal disposal

September 2010
For the second straight year the winning bid for the Grand Champion Country Ham at the KFB's State Fair breakfast fetched a record bid, with Republic Bank and Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates agreeing to contribute $800,000 each, comprising a record $1.6 million.
Also In This Issue:
"Comment" Dr. Larry Jones, Associate Dean, UK College of Agriculture
Roadside Markets Tour
Apple(s) of their eye: Reed Valley Orchard knows how to lure customers
A kids place: Benton Farms attracts children to a farm experience
KFB Directors Wilkinson, Barnett appointed to animal care commissions
Advisory Committee Meetings
Larry Smith, "a very special person," passes
County Annual Meetings Schedule
Markets: Beef exports are booming; Broiler production trending upward; Productivity gains in hogs
Farm File: AFBF backs legislation on pesticide permitting; KFB leaders selected for other key positions; Fact sheets available on GIPSA proposal; KACAA donation honors John Hendricks
October 2010
KFB Participated in the recognition of the 67th observation of National Farm Safety & Health Week by helping to produce a "Pep Rally for Life" for the students of Shelby County High School.  Held on the school's football field, the event stressed safety practices through a selection of exhibits featuring a full-scale mock ATV accident response.
Also In This Issue:
 A Special Guest: AFBF President Bob Stallman attends Boyle County's annual meeting
"Comment" Dal Grooms, Iowa based Agricultural Writer and Public Relations Specialist
KFB President Addresses Tobacco Task Force
2010 Election Guide
AFBF Annual Meeting is Januara 9-12
County Annual Meetings Schedule
Advisory Committee Meetings
A Good Mix: Diversity keeps the workers busy at Paschall Farms
Proceed with Caution: "Pep Rally" stresses ATV Safety to Shelby County Students
Markets: Hog numbers are shrinking; Farm milk prices are steady; Turkey production falls short
Farm File: AFBF pushes for tax policy; Specialty crop grants; Writing and art contest is underway; CRP enrolls 4.3 million acres
November 2010
KFB has reached a membership milestone of 500,000, attaining that mark just prior to the end of the membership year. Only two other states - Tennessee and North Carolina - have more Farm Bureau members than Kentucky.
Also In This Issue:
Annual Meeting is December 1-4
"Comment" John Hard, Director of News Services, AFBF
 Ag Committee Visits Haney's Appledale Farm 
 Advisory Committee Meetings
Eddie Melton Receives Murray's Ag Alumni Award
Kentucky's Poutry Industry Flying High
Edmonson County FB President Plays Host to Governor's Event
Agriculture Shines at Equestrian Games
Clark County Ag Event Rolls On
Markets: Soybean demand outlook is mixed; Food inflation will accelerate; State's hay production down 14 percent
Farm File: State Veterinarian is honored; State FFA Supervisor honored; Roadside Markets program is in enrollment stage; Farm program payments are issued; Large animal vet shortage continues
December 2010
Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected president of KFB on the concluding day of the organization's 91st annual meeting. Webster County's Eddie Melton was elected to fill the vacant role of First Vice-President, and Hart County's J. Fritz Giesecke was elected as Second Vice-President. They comprise KFB's Executive Committee along with Executive Vice President David S. Beck.
Also In This Issue:
Legislators Tell Ag Officials Kentucky Needs to Grow Jobs
KFB Officials Visit Five County Offices
National Issues Headline 2011 Agenda
Madison County is Tops
Women, Young Farmers Select Leaders
Bath County Couple are 2010 Winners
Ron Sheets Receives Service to Ag Award
Sam Moore Honores for Service to KFB
Outstanding Youth are Selected
Chad Hall Wins Discussion Meet
Jackson County Woman Wins Educational Grant