Cameron Edwards chosen for Partners in Agricultural Leadership program

Louisville, KY (April 1, 2015) – The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has chosen a group of 10 young agricultural leaders from across the country to participate in the eighth class of the Partners in Agricultural Leadership (PAL) honors program, and for the second time Kentucky is represented in the...

USDA Corn and Soybean Plantings Forecast Increases

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2015 – The Agriculture Department’s Prospective Plantings report indicates that compared to 2014 farmers will plant more acres of soybeans but fewer acres of corn this spring. According to the American Farm Bureau, the USDA raised its estimates on corn and soybean acreage from...

Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale Returns April 9-11 to Kentucky Exposition Center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale will return to the Kentucky Exposition Center’s Pavilion for its 53rd edition April 9-11. “This event gives buyers a chance to purchase from some of the best cow families in the business and provides an opportunity for dairy cattle producers...

Sonny’s BBQ Hosts Kentucky Proud Night Tuesday With Products From The Chop Shop, Pilgrim’s Pride

RICHMOND, Ky. – Sonny’s BBQ in Richmond invites customers to enjoy local foods at Kentucky Proud Night on Tuesday. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until closing at the restaurant at 1001 Center Drive. Sonny’s BBQ will serve pork, beef, ribs, and hamburger from The Chop Shop, a Wolfe County...

Drivers encouraged to share the road with slow-moving vehicles as spring planting season returns

Louisville, KY (March 24, 2015) – Planting season has returned to Kentucky’s farming communities, and with that annual activity there is also an increased likelihood of drivers encountering slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges all motorists to slow down, stay alert...

Kentucky Named to Farm-to-School Initiative Funded By Walmart Foudation Grant

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky is one of three states that will partner with The Walmart Foundation and the National Farm to School Network to expand efforts to get more local foods into schools, the network announced Thursday. “Kentucky has led the way in helping schools locate and purchase local foods for...

Sales Records Smashed at 2015 Beef Expo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Winter Storm Thor was no match for enthusiastic buyers who shattered records at the 29th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo March 6-8 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Sales totaled $1.39 million, breaking last year’s record of $1.14 million and crossing the $1 million barrier for...

Sowing seeds of appreciation on National Agriculture Day

Louisville, KY (March 11, 2015) – Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) joins the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) and farming organizations across the country to celebrate National Agriculture Day on March 18. This day has been set aside annually since 1973 to highlight the many ways America’s food system...

Nutrition education program unveils new healthy eating campaign

ABillboards featuring a wildcat dressed as a super hero have popped up all over the state. The billboards are part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Snack Like A Superhero” promotion. A Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education campaign, the signs were placed in 93 counties....

USDA Reminds Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Producers of the March 15 Sales Closing Date for Noninsurable Crops

Lexington, KY,  March 9, 2015 –The State Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kentucky , John W. McCauley, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing...

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