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KFB Wins Awards of Excellence from American Farm Bureau

KFB Wins Awards of Excellence from American Farm Bureau

Kentucky Farm Bureau took home several organizational awards presented at this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 101st annual convention.  Each year state Farm Bureaus are presented awards in different categories related to programs and initiatives.

Across Kentucky - January 3, 2020
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 3, 2020

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host their annual Winter Wheat Meeting next week in the Siemer Milling Conference Center at the new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence in Princeton.  Center Director Dr. Chad Lee says a number of timely topics will be on the agenda for the meeting.

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Across Kentucky - January 2, 2020
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 2, 2020

Fruit and vegetable growers from across the state will gather in Lexington at the Embassy Suites on Newtown Pike next week for the Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference.  Shelby county farmer Matt Gadjzik talks about the conference and highlights some of the topics that will be on the agenda.

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Across Kentucky - January 1, 2020
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 1, 2020

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says he is pleased with legislation approved in 2019 by the Kentucky General Assembly, including revisions to the grain indemnity fund and a fake meat bill.  Quarles told Kentucky Farm Bureau members during their recent meeting he will be advocating for revisions to the tax system that favor agriculture and food safety regulations in 2020.

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Across Kentucky - December 31, 2019
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 31, 2019

USDA Kentucky Rural Development Director Hilda Legg is encouraging more farms and businesses to apply for a grant through the Rural Energy Assistance Program in 2020.  Legg talks about the projects that can qualify and how owners can begin the application process.

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Across Kentucky - December 30, 2019
December 23, 2019
Across Kentucky - December 30, 2019

Recently, a number of farmers and rural businesses received nearly a half million dollars in grants through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy Assistance Program.  Kentucky USDA Rural Development Director Hilda Legg talks about the grants and how the recipients plan to use the money.

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KFB President Mark Haney Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
December 20, 2019
KFB President Mark Haney Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

House passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement is welcome news for Kentucky farm families. Trade is so important to the sustainability of our farms across this state and throughout the nation.