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Renee Laurent Named Compliance Manager

Renee Laurent Named Compliance Manager

Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) Executive Director Warren Beeler announced today the appointment of Renee Laurent to Compliance Manager. Renee is a former intern for Kentucky Farm Bureau. We wish her well at her new position and we are proud of her earning this opportunity. 

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on Farm Bill passage
August 2, 2018
Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on Farm Bill passage

The Farm Bill is important to farm families and rural communities in Kentucky and across the country. It is critical to the agriculture industry to get this piece of legislation finalized and on the President’s desk. The process of bringing the House and Senate versions together is about to begin. 

Market Closes - August 1, 2018
August 1, 2018
Market Closes - August 1, 2018

Optimistic trade talk lifted futures yesterday, but President Trump’s threat today of higher tariffs on Chinese imports pushed corn and soybean futures lower.  Cattle futures closed higher with Feeder Cattle outdoing Live Cattle as corn/soy futures fell about 2 percent. Lean Hog futures closed lower with the nearby August LH contract posting the largest loss.

Across Kentucky Promo - August 6, 2018 - August 10, 2018
August 1, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo - August 6, 2018 - August 10, 2018

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Across Kentucky - August 10, 2018
August 1, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 10, 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney says tariff relief measures announced recently by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will provide some needed assistance to Kentucky Farmers.  Haney discusses the tariff relief measures, expansion of Kentucky Agriculture markets and the need to stabilize trade for farmers.

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Across Kentucky - August 9, 2018
August 1, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 9, 2018

Reaching students in this day of electronics, smart phones and technology can be difficult and requires a creative approach.  One Kentucky woman affectionately earned the title of Mrs. Pickle after she began using the popular condiment to reach students while she was a guidance conselor.  Now Carolyn Haddock of Hopkinsville continues her work with the Christian County Literacy Council.

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Across Kentucky - August 8, 2018
August 1, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 8, 2018

The Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program opens the eyes of students who participate each summer.  We visit with David Smith from Louisville who recently participated in the Governor’s Scholars Program.  Smith says the program changed his opinion of agriculture.

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