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Farm Bureau Adopts Policies on Government Shutdown, Trade, Opioids, Cell-Based Meat and Broadband

Farm Bureau Adopts Policies on Government Shutdown, Trade, Opioids, Cell-Based Meat and Broadband

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention today adopted policies to guide the organization’s work during its centennial year on key topics such as farm bill implementation, cell-cultured food products, trade, rural broadband access and rural mental health programs.

Across Kentucky - December 10, 2018
December 6, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 10, 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney says the 99th Annual Kentucky Farm Bureau meeting was a huge success.  President Haney talks with host Alan Watts about some of the highlights of the meeting, a new Second Vice President, and some of the recognitions.

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Market Closes - December 4, 2018
December 4, 2018
Market Closes - December 4, 2018

CBOT futures closed steady to mostly higher with corn and soybean futures ending near the day’s highs, AND maintaining the UP GAPS charted Monday based on the favorable US/China trade news.  Live Cattle futures closed strongly higher despite the sharp drop in the US equity markets tied to concerns the economy is weakening. 

Elections Held During Kentucky Farm Bureau's 99th Annual Meeting
December 4, 2018
Elections Held During Kentucky Farm Bureau's 99th Annual Meeting

Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected Kentucky Farm Bureau President on the concluding day of the organization’s 99th annual meeting. Also re-elected was Webster County’s Eddie Melton as First Vice-President. Sharon Furches of Calloway County was elected as Second Vice-President, taking the place of Hart County’s Fritz Giesecke who retired from the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Board Saturday.  

Drew And Liz White Named Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Family
December 4, 2018
Drew And Liz White Named Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Family

Drew and Liz White of Union County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) “2018 Outstanding Young Farm Family” at the 99th KFB Annual Meeting in Louisville. The award, given yearly, recognizes a couple or individual under 35 that demonstrates the strongest farm management skills, community and KFB involvement, and consistent financial growth through their farm.

Ben and Savannah Robin from Bourbon County Win Excellence in Agriculture Award
December 4, 2018
Ben and Savannah Robin from Bourbon County Win Excellence in Agriculture Award

Ben and Savannah Robin from Bourbon County have won top honors in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Excellence in Agriculture Awards program for 2018. The couple received the award during the organization’s recent annual meeting.

Alexia Lawson Receives 2018 Women's Educational Grant
December 1, 2018
Alexia Lawson Receives 2018 Women's Educational Grant

Alexia Lawson of Breathitt County is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2018 Women’s Educational Grant. The announcement was made at the organization’s 99th annual meeting, held at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. The $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant is awarded annually to a non-traditional, female student who is interested in resuming her education after previously leaving school to fulfill either family of work-related responsibilities.