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KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on Waters of the U.S. Rule

KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on Waters of the U.S. Rule

As we move forward in our advocacy efforts related to water resource issues, I want to point out that the revised Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule has been posted on the Federal Register. I can’t tell you how important it is to have our voices heard regarding this matter, and how vital it has been for our farmers and ranchers to get this revised rule.

Congressman James Comer Receives the Outstanding New Member of Congress Award by American Farm Bureau Federation
January 13, 2019
Congressman James Comer Receives the Outstanding New Member of Congress Award by American Farm Bureau Federation

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is proud to announce that Congressman James Comer of Kentucky’s First District has been named Outstanding New Member of Congress by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

KFB nominated Congressman Comer for the award because of his commitment to agriculture and rural life in Kentucky and across America.

American Farm Bureau Recognizes Creative County Farm Bureaus
January 11, 2019
American Farm Bureau Recognizes Creative County Farm Bureaus

Twenty-four county Farm Bureaus nationwide are being honored by the American Farm Bureau Federation for innovative program ideas in the organization’s County Activities of Excellence Awards program. The winners are being highlighted during AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention.

Market Closes - January 10, 2019
January 10, 2019
Market Closes - January 10, 2019

Corn, beans and wheat closed 1-2 pct lower and near the day’s lows. Futures were pressured by a lack of details/confirmation on China’s plan to purchase U.S. commodities.  Cattle futures closed mixed in narrow price ranges. There was a lack of cash trade with the packer bids and feedlot offers far apart.  Lean Hog futures also closed mixed with the nearby contracts higher.

Across Kentucky January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019
January 10, 2019
Across Kentucky January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019

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Across Kentucky - January 18, 2019
January 10, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 18, 2019

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says updates to the Grain Indemnity Fund and regulations concerning the labeling of lab-grown meats are two issues he is hoping the Kentucky General Assembly will address this year.  Quarles also discussed the county fair grant program that was funded by the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly and how that is helping counties across the state.

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Across Kentucky - January 17, 2019
January 10, 2019
Across Kentucky - January 17, 2019

The average cost of 40 basic food items decreased for the second quarter in a row in 2018, although food prices increased slightly for the year.  Kentucky Farm Communications Director Todd Bright discusses the final Market Basket Survey for 2018, what increased, what decreased and how much of the price of food makes it back to the farm.