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KENTUCKY FARM BUREAU 2024 NATIONAL PRIORITY ISSUES

NATIONAL FARM POLICY

  • Federal crop insurance programs should be maintained at current levels to provide an effective safety net for agriculture.
  • Support crop insurance initiatives to maintain the integrity of crop insurance.
  • Support NRCS assistance for the development of additional water resources for irrigation and livestock use.
  • Support modifying USDA Rural Development broadband programs to increase access to broadband service that meets or exceeds FCC standards.

TRADE

  • Support fair and open multilateral trade agreements that will open new markets and expand existing markets for U.S. agricultural products.

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Support maintenance and improvement of transportation infrastructure, including rural highways, lock and dam systems, riverports, and railroads. 
  • Support the timely reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act.

REGULATORY REFORM

  • Support a thorough regulatory review to ensure regulations do not impose an undue economic burden on any segment of society and ensure the regulatory process is transparent and results are achievable.
  • All regulations should be based on sound, peer-reviewed scientific data that can be replicated. 
  • Support congressional oversight of federal agency regulatory actions to ensure rules and regulations do not exceed the intent and authority of federal law.

    IMMIGRATION AND FARM LABOR REFORM

    • Support immigration reform that restructures the H-2A program to make it more streamlined, reliable, and economical, in addition to limiting legal liability for farmers. 

    ENERGY

    • Support increasing production of domestic fuels and fertilizer to ensure availability and affordability.

    HEALTH CARE REFORM

    • Support changes to current health care law that will stabilize the market, encourage competition that will reduce health care costs and increase consumer choice.

    FISCAL POLICY

    • In order to protect the future integrity of our nation’s economy it is in our best interest to address budget deficits, which erode our ability to remain fiscally stable with the goal of reaching a balanced budget.
    • Federal tax code should be reformed based on sound economic principles to create a more competitive business climate. 
    • Oppose elimination of the stepped-up basis and lowering of the current exemption for federal estate taxes.

    WILDLIFE ISSUES

    • Support a producer’s right to protect livestock and property against nuisance wildlife predation. 
    • Support a nationwide depredation order, or safe harbor provision, to take black vultures.

    Your National Legislators

    UNITED STATES SENATORS
    Name Address Phone & Fax
    Senator Mitch McConnell (R) 317 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
    Washington, DC 20510
    mcconnell.senate.gov
    (202) 224-2541
    (202) 224-2499 Fax
     
      601 W. Broadway, Room 630
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    (502) 582-6304

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    Senator Rand Paul (R) 295 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
    Washington, DC 20510
    paul.senate.gov
    (202) 224-4343
    (202) 228-6917 Fax
     
      1029 State Street
    Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
    (270) 782-8303

     

    UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVES

    Dist. Name Address Phone & Fax
     1
     
    Congressman James Comer (R)
     
    2410 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    comer.house.gov
    (202) 225-3115
    (202) 225-3547 Fax
           
        200 N Main Street, Ste. F
    Tompkinsville, Kentucky 42167
    (270) 487-9509
    (270) 487-0019 Fax 

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    2 Congressman Brett Guthrie (R) 2434 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    guthrie.house.gov
    (202) 225-3501 
    (202) 226-2019 Fax
           
        996 Wilkinson Trace, Ste. B2
    Bowling Green, Kentucky 42103
    (270) 842-9896
    (270) 842-9081 Fax 

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    3 Congressman Morgan McGarvey (D) 1527 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    mcgarvey.house.gov 
    (202) 225-5401
     
           
        Romano Mazzoli Federal Bldg.
    600 Martin Luther King Jr. Place, Ste. 216
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202 
    (502) 582-5129
     

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    4 Congressman Thomas Massie (R) 2453 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    massie.house.gov
    (202) 225-3465
           
        541 Buttermilk Pike, Ste. 208
    Crescent Springs, Kentucky 41017
    (859) 426-0080
    (859) 426-0061 Fax

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    5 Congressman Harold Rogers (R) 2406 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    halrogers.house.gov
    (202) 225-4601
    (202) 225-0940 Fax
           
        551 Clifty Street
    Somerset, Kentucky 42503
    (800) 632-8588
    (606) 678-4856 Fax

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    6 Congressman Andy Barr (R) 2430 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    barr.house.gov
    (202) 225-4706
    (202) 225-2122 Fax
           
        2709 Old Rosebud Road, Ste. 100
    Lexington, Kentucky 40509
    (859) 219-1366
    (859) 219-3437 Fax 

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    Farm Labor

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Federal Resources

         KFB National Affairs Update - CFAP Update - Additional Assistance for Underserved Producers

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    KFB National Affairs Update - End-of-Year Coronavirus Relief Legislation

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    KFB National Affairs Update - Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0 (CFAP 2.0) Applications Accepted Beginning September 21, 2020

    KFB National Affairs Update - Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Applications Accepted Beginning May 26, 2020 

    KFB National Affairs Update - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act 

    KFB National Affairs Update - Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

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