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May 17, 2019 - Statement From Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney on Trade and Tariffs

May 17, 2019 - Statement From Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney on Trade and Tariffs

In addition to being resourceful, hard-working and persistent, our nation’s farmers have been very patient. We have endured continued drops in net farm income, a host of natural disasters, and some of the most volatile commodity markets experienced in decades. 

2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer Leadership Conference
March 21, 2019
2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer  Leadership Conference

In keeping with Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) efforts to continually provide learning opportunities to its members, this year’s Young Farmer (YF) Leadership Conference hosted nearly 300 attendees for a weekend filled with educational workshops, tours, and the chance to network with each other, as well as state ag leaders.

KFB's Outstanding Youth Go to Washington
March 21, 2019
KFB's Outstanding Youth Go to Washington

Lauren Rowlette of Madison County and Marcus Wiseman of Clark County were named 2019 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth during the KFB Annual Meeting held last December. As part of that honor, the two were given the opportunity to attend this year’s Congressional Tour to experience the organization’s efforts to advocate at a national level.

Across Kentucky Promo March 25, 2019 - March 29, 2019
March 21, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo March 25, 2019 - March 29, 2019

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Across Kentucky - March 29, 2019
March 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 29, 2019

A well-known farm broadcaster says he continues to hear quite a bit of optimism from farmers across the country in spite of some challenging years for agriculture.  Max Armstrong, who co-hosts “This Week In Agribusiness” on RFD-TV, talks about spending time with farmers, the stories they share with him and the need to spread the word about agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - March 28, 2019
March 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 28, 2019

Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Dr. Tony Brannon is working to re-brand hemp across the state.  Dr. Brannon says Industrial Hemp needs to be replaced by the name Agricultural Hemp because of the many potential uses of the crop that is being grown today.

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Across Kentucky - March 27, 2019
March 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 27, 2019

We continue our conversation with Hart County hay producer Clayton Jarrell about his involvement as President of the National Hay Association.  Jarrell also talks about the challenges of the hay industry and the pride he has in the product produced on his farm.

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