New web site defends GMOs

GetaMoveOn.fb.org is Farm Bureau’s just-launched advocacy website that gives farmers and ranchers a simple way to “Get a Move On” for GMOs. Through the website, farmers can easily express support for a national, science-based labeling standard, like the approach taken in the Safe and Accurate Food...

Dispelling “myths” about milk quality

The annual “June Dairy Month” promotion salutes dairy farmers and processors for their work in supplying consumers with quality products. In Kentucky, this relates to just over 700 dairy farms that supply milk to processors like Deans Foods, Winchester Farms (Kroger’s supplier), Flav-O-Rich,...

Regional flavor . . . Market in Bath County showcases local foods and more

By Ray Bowman As you make your way on Interstate 64 between Morehead and Mount Sterling, you are likely to take note of the large, green hoop structure that sits just off exit 123 in Bath County. Before Highway 60 takes you on to Owingsville and Salt Lick, it runs right in front of the Kentucky Market...

KDA initiates beef grading program

By Ray Bowman Not all cows are created equal. Considering the variability of beef carcasses, the grade of a cut sold at retail can be important to some consumers when it comes to selecting what’s for dinner. A new service being provided by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture helps both growers and...

Nominations urged for leadership program

The Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program is accepting nominations for its 11th class. Housed in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, KALP is an intensive two-year program designed for young farmers and agribusiness individuals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Kentucky or...

Scott County FB celebrates new Bevins Motor site

It also was a grand day for Scott County FB when the Bevins Motor Company farm equipment business held a grand opening celebration on April 24 at its new facility on U.S. 25 just south of Georgetown. The 69-year-old business has been an integral part of the area’s farmscape, which is why Scott County FB...

Sheep cheese maker is unique

History suggests that before people were milking cows, they may have been milking goats. And even before that, sheep. Sheep’s milk is very nutritious with a higher solids content than most other types of milk, meaning it lends itself very favorably to making cheese. Unless you haunt the gourmet cheese...

Salty story . . . New book extols country ham’s heritage

By: Ray Bowman Kentuckians like their country ham. For conformation look no further than the KFB Country Ham Breakfast at the State Fair, where well over a thousand guests enjoy the famous salted pork and businesses spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for the blue ribbon winner. Country ham also has a...

Taxing issue . . . Farmers frustrated over equipment deduction flap

One of the most popular provisions in the federal tax code keeps getting snagged in Congressional wrangling over broader tax policies. That’s not sitting well with the farmers and small business operators who benefit from Section 179, which allows a deduction on the purchase of equipment. KFB Director...

President’s and Vice-President’s Conference

Participants in the annual Presidents and Vice Presidents Conference were presented with a full plate of topics during the two-day event last month. This included state and legislative issues, county Farm Bureau activities, agricultural education initiatives, the county loan and insurance services programs,...

« Older Entries