Farm Bureau releases detailed analysis of Waters of the U.S. rule

Washington, DC., June 11, 2015 – The American Farm Bureau Federation released documents outlining how the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule will give the agency sweeping powers to regulate land use despite a body of law clearly prohibiting such overreach. The Farm Bureau analysis, now available online,...

Farm Bureau hails committee action to stop EPA overreach

Washington, D.C., June 10, 2015 –The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s passage of a bill to stop the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule shows Congress is listening, even if the EPA won’t. The controversial WOTUS rule gives federal agencies new powers to regulate many normal farming, ranching...

April 16, 2015 – Legislative Report No. 9 – Final Report 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 additional fiscal year 2016 funding for the Agricultural Development Fund and the Soil...

The Ag Economy Needs Full Immigration Reform

Much of the country is thawing out from a long winter. Farmers are making plans for the coming season, and in some regions crops are already in bloom. A big question for many farmers is whether they’ll have enough workers to harvest those crops. Well, Congress has been busy making plans too. In the last...

March 13, 2015 – Legislative Report No. 8 2015 Kentucky General Assembly

Late Tuesday night the General Assembly adjourned for the ten day veto period and is set to return on Monday, March 23 for the final two days of the 2015 session of the General Assembly. The last two days will be very busy as several conference committees will try to complete their work. These conference...

Legislative Report No. 7 – 2015 Kentucky General Assembly – March 6, 2015

The General Assembly adjourned on Wednesday and session for Thursday and Friday was cancelled. They will convene again on Monday, March 9 for their twenty-fourth legislative day. They will also meet next Tuesday and Wednesday before recessing for the ten-day veto period and then will return on March 23 and...

February 27, 2015 Legislative Report No. 6 2015 Ky General Assembly

Today marks the twentieth day of this thirty day session. Many issues remain unresolved: a bill to address Kentucky’s heroin problem, dating violence, telecommunication reform, and the shortfall of revenue for the state’s road fund and with only ten days remaining the pace of this session will begin to...

February 20, 2015 Legislative Report No. 5 2015 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the 15th legislative day of this 30 day session. There was a very limited legislative schedule due to weather conditions. The House of Representatives did not meet all week and the Senate only convened yesterday and today. When either chamber goes into session is does constitute a legislative...

Kentucky Farm Bureau policy development process continues as 280 members head to nation’s capitol with agricultural priority issues

Louisville, KY (February 17, 2015) – Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) volunteer leaders continue the organization’s grassroots policy development process this month as they head to Washington, D.C., with their list of 2015 national priority issues and a willingness to serve as “The Voice of Kentucky...

February 13, 2015 – Legislative Report No. 4 2015 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the thirteenth day of this thirty day session. Today is the last day for new Senate bills to be introduced and next Tuesday, February 17 is the last day for new House bills to be introduced. To date there have been a total of 299 Senate bills and resolutions and 594 House bills and resolutions...

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