Commissioner Comer, Perdue, local officials launch first ‘Ready, Set, Grow’ school garden

Beaver Dam, KY (September 25, 2014) — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer joined officials from Perdue Farms, the city of Beaver Dam, and Ohio County schools to launch the first “Ready, Set, Grow” school garden in Kentucky today at Beaver Dam Elementary School. “The ‘Ready, Set, Grow’ program...

State urges propane customers to plan now for winter

FRANKFORT, KY (September 22, 2014) — The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) and Kentucky’s propane industry are taking proactive steps to ensure that adequate propane supplies are available to meet the needs of Kentuckians this coming winter. “The most effective short-term actions...

UK entomology research hopes to prevent bird-plane collisions

Lexington, Ky. The type of grass planted at airports may be able to prevent bird-plane collisions in the air. UK entomology graduate student Diana Miller is determining if a grass variety developed in New Zealand can deter white grubs, earthworms and caterpillars, and as a result, creatures like blackbirds...

Farm Bureau on USDA Projections for Corn, Soybean Yield

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 11, 2014 – The Agriculture Department’s latest report on agricultural supply and demand for the 2014-2015 marketing year confirms that U.S. grain producers can expect record yields and low market returns, the American Farm Bureau Federation said today. Yield estimates for...

Owen County Shows its Kentucky Proud Colors with Junior Chef Championship Dish

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Looking sharp in maroon and silver football jerseys, and working together as a team, the Owen County High School Rebels won a state championship Friday. But the sport wasn’t football. That championship won’t be played for three more months. Owen County’s “Cuisine Rebels,”...

The Ag Agenda – August 2014

By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Americans expect straight talk from their government. If our government says something, you ought to be able to take it to the bank, as the saying goes. The Environmental Protection Agency is not meeting that expectation. Instead of making things...

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...

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...

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...

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