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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 - January 3, 2019
December 27, 2018
Across Kentucky - January 3, 2019

Fruit and vegetable growers from across the state will be in Lexington next week for their state conference and meeting.  Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association President Joel Wilson from Pulaski County talks about the conference, the topics that will be covered, the lessons growers can learn and how to register.

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Across Kentucky - January 2, 2019
December 27, 2018
Across Kentucky - January 2, 2019

Kentucky Farm Bureau members adopted a new set of resolutions during the 99th annual meeting in late November and early December.  Farm Bureau State First Vice-President Eddie Melton details some of the major resolutions and discusses how they could become part of the American Farm Bureau resolutions that will be adopted later this month in New Orleans.

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Across Kentucky - January 1, 2019
December 27, 2018
Across Kentucky - January 1, 2019

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney was among a large group of agriculture leaders that witnessed President Donald Trump sign the 2018 Farm Bill into law Thursday, December 20.  Haney talks about the wins for agriculture in the 2018 Farm Bill, funding for expanded broadband and grants that could benefit non land grant universities in Kentucky.

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Across Kentucky - December 31, 2018
December 27, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 31, 2018

Hunger continues to be a major problem in Kentucky, with agriculture playing a major role in helping address the problem.  Kentucky Association of Food Banks Director Tamara Sandberg says agriculture helped provide more than 64 million meals to hungry Kentuckians in 2018.

 

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Across Kentucky Promo for week of December 24, 2018 - December 28, 2018
December 20, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo for week of December 24, 2018 - December 28, 2018

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Across Kentucky - December 28, 2018
December 20, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 28, 2018

Language in the 2018 Farm Bill changes the classification for Industrial Hemp.  United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who served on the House-Senate Conference Committee, says the industrial hemp legislation was one of the major accomplishments in the new farm bill.

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