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...

March 28, 2014 Legislative Report No. 12 2014 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the 56th legislative day.  Budget conferees from the House and Senate are working on coming up with an agreement on the differences they have on the state budget.  It is unclear when negotiations will be complete, which could affect the legislative calendar for next week.  As of now...

March 14, 2014 Legislative Report No. 11 2014 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the 46th legislative day, so there are only 14 days remaining in the 2014 regular session.  Yesterday the House passed their version of the state budget (HB 235) by a vote of 53-46.  To view the vote click here. Some of the highlights of the House version of the state budget...

March 7, 2014 Legislative Report No. 10 2014 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the forty first legislative day of the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. To date there have been a total of 470 Senate bills and resolutions and 749 House bills and resolutions introduced.  The last day to introduce a House bill was March 4 and the last day for new Senate bills was...

Battle plan(ning) . . . KFB seminar helps candidates prepare for campaigns

“Get your message out.” That phrase was repeated over and over to participants in KFB’s Campaign Management Seminar last month. Cody Lyons, who is Director of Grassroots and Policy Advocacy for AFBF, repeated it four times early in the program to underscore the importance of communicating to the...

KFB Directors meet with state officials

Less than 24 hours after being an honored guest at President Obama’s State of the Union address, Governor Steve Beshear met with KFB’s Board of Directors as part of their two-day meeting in Frankfort. Senate President Robert Stivers and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer also addressed the group, plus...

KFB seeking law to curb deer problem

The huge population of deer in Kentucky is causing big problems for KFB on two fronts: (1) Farmers are seeing more and more crop damage caused by hungry deer, and (2) deer are causing a tremendous amount of vehicle accidents, costing KFB Insurance millions of dollars in claims paid. The sight of deer has...

February 28, 2014 Legislative Report No. 9 2014 Kentucky General Assembly

  Today marks the thirty seventh legislative day of the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. To date there have been a total of 373Senate bills and resolutions and 617 House bills and resolutions introduced. The last day to introduce a House bill is March 3 and the last day for new Senate...

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