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STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT MARK HANEY ON THE 2018 FARM BILL

I can’t overemphasize the importance of the Farm Bill to Kentucky farm families and rural communities. It truly is the single most important piece of legislation related to agriculture. The failure to pass the bill in the House, while disappointing, should be viewed as an opportunity to work harder, speak louder, and advocate more often to see this bill through to passage and ultimately law.

Springtime in Kentucky
April 17, 2018
Springtime in Kentucky

Dealing with Mother Nature's calendar during planting season

UK's Grain and Forage Center of Excellence Groundbreaking Ceremony
April 17, 2018
UK's Grain and Forage Center of Excellence Groundbreaking Ceremony

The groundbreaking ceremony for UK’s Grain and Forage Center of Excellence brought agriculture leaders from across the state to Princeton. The new facility will have capabilities to conduct some of the most comprehensive and advanced research of its kind, anywhere.

Market Closes - April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018
Market Closes - April 16, 2018

Despite a weaker US Dollar and unfavorable Corn Belt weather, corn and soybean futures could not overcome the negativity coming out of the wheat futures market.  Cattle futures had disappointing closes with small gains or losses, near the day’s lows. Lean Hog futures closed much lower despite a strong pork market today. 

Statement from Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney: Introduction of Hemp Farming Act of 2018
April 16, 2018
Statement from Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney: Introduction of Hemp Farming Act of 2018

By introducing the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, this legislation further opens the door to a new production crop for Kentucky farm families.

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Legalize Hemp
April 13, 2018
Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Legalize Hemp

Senators McConnell, Wyden, and Merkley join efforts to support hemp farmers, processors, and product manufacturers to capitalize on this growing industry.

Farm Bureau Statement on 2018 Farm Bill
April 13, 2018
Farm Bureau Statement on 2018 Farm Bill

“Today’s release by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) assures America’s farmers and ranchers that congressional agriculture leaders recognize the economic challenges our producers face."