Ag Agenda – Advancing Agriculture in 2014

The mid-term elections are over. No doubt you’re as relieved as I am to see the campaign ads fade away. Now the holidays are already upon us. As we celebrate with friends and family, it’s a good time to pause, look back and give thanks for the past year. Not much sooner than the holiday dinner dishes are...

2015 Congressional Tour

Please join us February 21 – Wednesday February 25 in Washington, D.C. to meet with Kentucky’s legislators.

2014 US Senate Election Guide

2014 U.S. Senate Questionnaire Farm Policy A strong agricultural base is essential to any nation’s long-term success and security. Farmers in the United States produce the world’s safest, most abundant and most economical supply of food and fiber. Agriculture also plays a significant role in the...

Action Alert: EPA “Waters of the U.S.” Proposed Rule

EPA “Waters of the U.S.” Proposed Rule September 26, 2014 ACTION ALERT: Submit Comments Now ISSUE:  Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, with the goal of improving water quality across the nation.  To achieve that goal, the CWA established a system of cooperative federalism that...

Federal Issues Update – EPA WOTUS Proposed Rule & Final Tobacco Buyout Program Payment

Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Proposed Rule The proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule from EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers would change the regulatory environment by essentially redefining waters of the U.S. by circumventing the term “navigable” when determining jurisdictional...

Kentucky Farm Bureau hosting “Measure the Candidates” forum with Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell on August 20

Louisville, KY (August 7, 2014) – The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Board of Directors will host U.S. Senate candidates Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) and Mitch McConnell (R) at a “Measure the Candidates” forum on Wednesday, August 20, in Louisville. The event – held at the KFB state headquarters, 9201...

2014 US Congressional August Recess – Ag Issues

August Recess Ag Issues Congress will begin their annual August Recess on August 1 where  Senators and Congressmen will be spending time in the state working with constituents on issues important to Kentucky agriculture.  They may be attending county fairs, holding town hall meetings,...

Farm Bureau Decodes Water Rule Proposal, Asks EPA to Rescind

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2014–The American Farm Bureau Federation last night released to Congress a comprehensive document that responds, point by point, to numerous inaccurate and misleading comments made about the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest clean water rule. Nancy Stoner, EPA acting...

April 24, 2014 Corrected Final Legislative Report 2014 Kentucky General Assembly

Kentucky Farm Bureau was involved in many pieces of legislation this session supporting, opposing, and monitoring bills. We were able to secure passage of several of our priority issues this year. We were able to secure full funding of the Breathitt Veterinary Center and legislation to address the growing...

Congressional tour . . . .

Coming on the heels of the long-awaited passage of a farm bill, this year’s Congressional Tour had a more positive tone as dozens of KFB members from throughout the state mingled with the state’s delegation. With the new farm bill in place, KFB leaders now are talking about such issues as reforming farm...

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