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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 18, 2018
December 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 18, 2018

Two Kentucky Farm Bureau leaders were recently recognized for their outstanding lifetime of service.  Distinguished Service awards were presented to Larry Jaggers and Betty Farris during the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting November 29 through December 1 in Louisville.

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Across Kentucky - December 17, 2018
December 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - December 17, 2018

The University of Kentucky Extension Service is exploring ways to better serve the equine industry across the state.  Equine specialist Dr. Robert Coleman says the University will gather feedback from extension agents and other stakeholders during two meetings planned this week in Eastern and Western Kentucky.

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Market Closes - December 12, 2018
December 12, 2018
Market Closes - December 12, 2018

CBOT futures closed steady in corn to mostly higher in the other contracts. Futures rallied early morning on ideas China was buying soybeans, but without confirmation, traders turned sellers.  Cattle futures closed higher and near the day’s highs. Lean Hog futures closed slightly higher as prices recovered from Tuesday’s sharp selloff.

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney Statement on Passage of the Farm Bill
December 12, 2018
Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney Statement on Passage of the Farm Bill

I can’t tell you how pleased I am we have passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. As I have said before, this bill is the single most important piece of legislation connected to agriculture we have, and with its passage comes the certainty farm families need to move forward with their operations, in a very challenging ag economy.

Market Closes - December 10, 2018
December 10, 2018
Market Closes - December 10, 2018

CBOT futures closed mostly lower ahead of Tuesday’s USDA WASDE report. A strong dollar and sharply lower energy futures added to the pressure. Live Cattle closed mixed and Feeder Cattle ending higher. Live cattle were supported by firmer cash trade on Friday, trading around $119/cwt, and by higher boxed beef values last Friday and again today.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Announces Emerald Sponsorship for 2019 4-H Emerald Gala
December 7, 2018
Kentucky Farm Bureau Announces Emerald Sponsorship for 2019 4-H Emerald Gala

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is proud to announce its Emerald Sponsorship for the 2019 4- H Emerald Gala. The Emerald Sponsorship is the top commitment available for the gala that showcases 4-H Emerald Award Winners as well as the 4-H program in Kentucky. Funding for the sponsorship is provided from both Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.