Statement of Kentucky Farm Bureau President, Mark Haney, regarding the fire at Bluegrass Stockyards

“As a cattle producer, I know how important livestock marketing facilities are to our industry. It was with great sadness I learned about the terrible fire that devastated the Bluegrass Stockyards structure in Lexington over the weekend. That venue has been a part of the state’s cattle business for...

Chefs in Schools Collaborative will help schools serve fresh local foods to Kentucky students

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Schools in eight Kentucky counties will receive face-to-face instruction from chefs to help them serve fresh local foods to their students under two pilot projects led by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program in partnership with the Community Farm Alliance and...

Retail food prices in Kentucky drop 7.5 percent in 2015 according to the most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2016) – The decline in the costs of food continued its year-long pattern as the average price of retail food items across the Commonwealth decreased as indicated by the most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation’s Marketbasket Survey. The survey is taken quarterly and...

January 21, 2016 Legislative Report No. 4 – Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the twelfth legislative day of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. To date there have been a total of 185 Senate bills and resolutions and 347 House bills and resolutions introduced.  Due to the inclement weather forecast the Kentucky General Assembly will not convene Friday,...

Applications for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s College Scholarships Available Now

Louisville, KY (January 6, 2016) – The holiday season may have just come to a close, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has one more gift to give to a select number of high school seniors across the state – college scholarships. Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships...

Georgetown native Ryan Quarles Sworn in as Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles pledged to run an efficient, transparent Kentucky Department of Agriculture that advocates for Kentucky’s agriculture industry as he and other state constitutional officers were sworn into office today in the Capitol Rotunda. “Being the...

Thank you, Kentucky, for four great years.

Nearly four years ago, my staff and I came to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture with a vision to grow the agricultural economy in Kentucky and refocus the Department on its mission to promote Kentucky agriculture and protect Kentucky consumers. As my term as your Commissioner of Agriculture draws to a...

FARM TO SCHOOL ART CONTEST WINNERS HONORED

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Students from Webster, Boyle, and Perry counties were honored as the statewide winners of the Farm to School Art Contest at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Administrators Conference on Friday in Lexington. “I appreciate the efforts of all the students who entered the...

Randy Adams wins Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Discussion Meet

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2015) – Randy Adams of Anderson County won first place in the final round of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Discussion Meet, a debate-styled competition for young farmers that relies on an individual’s skill in reasoning and logical discussion of issues. The event was one of the...

KFB President Mark Haney Acknowledges “A Good Thing Growing” in Kentucky during Annual Address

Louisville, KY (December 4, 2015) –Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) President Mark Haney addressed the organization’s 96th annual meeting today with positive news about continued growth for KFB, solid agricultural production news, a welcome to a new governor and agriculture commissioner and a thank you to...

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