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Comment Column:  KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life

Comment Column: KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life

Having grown up working on my grandparent’s farm, I learned at an early age an appreciation of the farming way of life. I was taught the value agriculture holds for my family and the world around me. 

Across Kentucky – February 27, 2019
February 21, 2019
Across Kentucky – February 27, 2019

Kentucky Corn Growers President Mark Roberts says corn farmers faced some tough challenges in 2018, but are hoping a new Canada Mexico Trade deal will bring some better prices in 2019.  Roberts also talks about a special car that is bringing attention to the benefits of E-85 ethanol in Kentucky.

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Across Kentucky – February 26, 2019
February 21, 2019
Across Kentucky – February 26, 2019

FFA chapters from the across the state partnered with one National Farm Machinery Show exhibitor to hand out popcorn and take donations for chapter activities this year.  Madison Central FFA President Lydia Carey talks about their chapter, how they plan to use the donations and what students are learning in the FFA and Vocational Agriculture program at the school. 

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Across Kentucky – February 25, 2019
February 21, 2019
Across Kentucky – February 25, 2019

Kentucky Farm Bureau members are in Washington, DC this week for the annual Congressional Tour.  First Vice-President Eddie Melton says members will be meeting with the Kentucky Congressional delegation and will likely discuss trade, rural broadband and a number of other topics.

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KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on Waters of the U.S. Rule
February 21, 2019
KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on Waters of the U.S. Rule

As we move forward in our advocacy efforts related to water resource issues, I want to point out that the revised Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule has been posted on the Federal Register. I can’t tell you how important it is to have our voices heard regarding this matter, and how vital it has been for our farmers and ranchers to get this revised rule.

Market Closes - February 20, 2019
February 20, 2019
Market Closes - February 20, 2019

CBOT futures closed mixed with narrow gains in corn and soybeans and sharp losses in wheat futures.  Cattle futures closed steady to slightly higher in narrow trading ranges. LC was supported by winter storms impacting feedlots and weighed down by weaker boxed beef.  Lean Hog futures dropped sharply. 

2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Congressional Tour
February 20, 2019
2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Congressional Tour