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...

Disaster Assistance for 2012 Frost or Freeze Fruit Crop Losses Announced

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) assistance for losses to bush or tree fruit crops due to frost or freeze during the 2012 crop year. The program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides supplemental...

Kentucky retail food prices continue slow climb in second quarter of 2014

Louisville, KY (July 16, 2014) – Average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state made a small but steady climb in the second quarter of the year according to the latest Marketbasket Survey, conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation in June 2014. The total cost of the survey’s 40...

More Soybeans and Wheat, Less Corn Forecast

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 11, 2014 – A new report from the Agriculture Department updates projections for the 2014-15 crop marketing year. The report offered a mixed bag of projections on top crops grown by the nation’s farmers, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. A record production for the...

Jay Leno to Address 96th AFBF Annual Convention

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2014–Acclaimed late night TV host Jay Leno will give the closing session keynote address at the 96th AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in San Diego on Jan. 12, 2015. About 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation are expected to gather in San Diego Jan. 11-14 to...

2014 wheat harvest has mixed outcomes

Mother Nature threw some curve balls to the wheat crop over the growing season. Now at harvest time, some growers are finding out their crop safely weathered the season, while others are discovering they struck out. The wheat growing season started off rocky for many producers when cool weather patterns...

KY. Proud Urban Garden Project Breaks Ground to Teach Youth Life Lessons Through Agriculture

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Louisville officials, and local youth broke ground on a program designed to teach young people about nutrition and how to grow, cook, market, and sell their own food. Commissioner Comer was joined by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and District 1 City...

July 4th Picnic Still Costs Less Than $6 per Person

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1, 2014–An all-American Fourth of July picnic of the nation’s favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly more this year but still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American...

Discounts on Polaris Off-Road Vehicles Offered to Farm Bureau Members

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1, 2014–Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that a new FB Member Advantage! program with Polaris Industries Inc., is available to eligible members in participating states, effective immediately. The roll-out of the new three-year program with Polaris, the leading manufacturer of...

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