RECORD BREAKER! Grand Champion Ham fetches $2 million charitable bid at 51st annual Country Ham Breakfast & Auction

Louisville, KY (August 21, 2014) – The Kentucky State Fair’s Grand Champion Ham is a hot commodity, earning a record-high $2 million charitable bid during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 51st annual Country Ham Breakfast & Auction earlier this morning. After bidding against one another at the...

McConnell and Grimes go head-to-head at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum

Louisville, KY (August 20, 2014) – Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Board of Directors met today with U.S. Senate candidates Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes to discuss positions on issues affecting the state’s agriculture industry, farm families and rural communities. Senate Republican Leader...

Watch video of KFB’s “Measure the Candidates” forum

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) will host Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) and Mitch McConnell (R) at a “Measure the Candidates” forum with its board of directors on Wednesday, August 20, at 2 p.m. This event provides the candidates with an opportunity to learn more about KFB’s priority issues and a platform to...

Agriculture, politics and philanthropy take center stage at the 51st Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction

Louisville, KY (August 13, 2014) – The Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction, a large-scale celebration of the Commonwealth’s deep agricultural roots, returns for its 51st year as the official kickoff to Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Day at the Kentucky State Fair. This ticketed event begins at 7:30...

Freddy Farm Bureau is living large at the Kentucky State Fair

Louisville, KY (August 5, 2014) – He’s the tallest person in the state never recruited to play basketball, has an endless smile and even bigger personality, and, to many, has become one of the most-recognizable icons of the Kentucky State Fair – he’s Freddy Farm Bureau and he’s eager to visit with...

Kentucky Farm Bureau offers $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant

Louisville, KY (August 5, 2014) – Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is searching for the next recipient of its $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant. The grant, presented annually by KFB during its annual meeting in December, was established to recognize and assist non-traditional-aged female college students in...

Corn crop condition slipping

Lexington, Ky. With harvest approaching, it appears the yield potential for this year’s corn crop is on the decline, said Chad Lee, extension agronomist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Early indications pointed toward a bin-busting year for Kentucky corn...

The Ag Agenda – August 2014

By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Americans expect straight talk from their government. If our government says something, you ought to be able to take it to the bank, as the saying goes. The Environmental Protection Agency is not meeting that expectation. Instead of making things...

Celebrate the Food, and the People, of Kentucky Farmers’ Markets Aug. 3-9

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky consumers can buy nutritious local foods and honor the people who produced them at the same time by visiting a farmers’ market during National Farmers’ Market Week Aug. 3-9. “At a Kentucky farmers’ market, you can buy the freshest fruits and vegetables as well as meats and...

USDA Reminds Farmers of 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance Changes

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026). The Farm Bill relinked highly erodible land...

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