Sign-Up Begins Today for USDA Disaster Assistance Programs Restored by Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that starting today, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. “We implemented these programs in record time and kept...

Kentucky retail food prices get slight bump in first quarter of 2014

Louisville, KY (April 15, 2014) – The latest Marketbasket Survey, conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation in March 2014, indicates that average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state are holding fairly steady with just slight increases reported in the first quarter of the year....

Comer welcomes Campbellsville University to Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University and Kentucky farmers alike will benefit from CU’s entrance into the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus program, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “By joining the Farm to Campus program, Campbellsville University is making more...

Kentucky farmers championing Earth Day year-round

Louisville, KY (April 14, 2014) – As the April 22 celebration of Earth Day is set to return with its passionate messages of environmental protection and conservation, many communities are left searching for a champion. Perhaps they need not look further than the nearest farm. Kentucky’s 85,000 farmers...

Broadbent’s is Named 2014 National Champion

Kuttawa, KY (April 6, 2014) – “Taste the Tradition” is the slogan for the National Country Ham Association that held its Annual Convention in Paducah, Kentucky last week. A competition is held in conjunction with the Annual Convention each year, and it is composed of two categories: Smoked Country Ham...

“Farmer of the Year” applications now being accepted

Louisville, KY (April 10, 2014) – The 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award. KFB initiated a “Farmer of the Year” awards program as a way to recognize its...

State Agriculture Department honors poster and essay contest winners

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Winners of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest received awards at a luncheon April 10 at Locust Trace AgriScience Farm in Lexington. “These young people did an outstanding job of expressing the contest theme ‘Kentucky Farmers — Our American...

Forestry economic impact: improved in 2013, looks better for 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky., - Kentucky’s forests are a significant component of Kentucky’s economy, and a University of Kentucky economic impact study by UK forestry experts found that 2014 looks bright for increased economic growth in the state’s forestry industries. Jeff Stringer, UK extension professor for...

KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program welcomes 104 members for the 2014 season

Louisville, KY (March 24, 2014) – The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program is celebrating the beginning of the 2014 season by welcoming 104 market members from across the Commonwealth. In July 1996 the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program was organized to help farmers...

Sales top a record $1.14 million at the 2014 Beef Expo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Beef cattle buyers spent a record $1,141,175 on 448 lots at the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Feb. 28-March 2 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The average of $2,547.27 per head also set a record, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Division of Show and Fair Promotion...

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