Across Kentucky – December 15, 2015

They started with about two acres and a double wide, but Calloway County’s Scott and Shea Lowe developed that lowly start into the 845-acre Lowe Farms in just over ten years. The couple, both first generation farmers, were recently named Kentucky’s Outstanding Young Farm Family. They’ll represent...

Across Kentucky – November 6, 2015

A report on Madison County farmer and ag entrepreneur, Robin Mason, who has developed a biodegradable ground cover made from the plant “kenaf.” Mason was recently award a $10,000 prize through the American Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge for her...

Madison County’s Pumpkin Vine Creek LLC selected as a national semi-finalist for AFBF Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

Louisville, KY (October 7, 2015) – Robin Mason of Pumpkin Vine Creek LLC in Madison County was named one of 10 national semi-finalists in the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge today, receiving a check for $10,000 in startup funds for her high-placing finish. On behalf...

2015 Outstanding Young Farm Family finalists named

Louisville, KY (October 5, 2015) – Preliminary judging for the 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Outstanding Young Farm Family” competition is complete and three finalists have been named for this prestigious honor: Brad and Karen Hines of Hart County, Scott and Shea Lowe of Calloway County, and Wesley...

Grain farm incomes expected to drop significantly in 2015

Washington, D.C., August 3, 2015 – Grain farmers should brace for a drop in net incomes this year as the prices for corn, soybeans and wheat have fallen significantly from recent years, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The latest Agricultural Prices report, released last week by the...

Young Farmer Summer Outing

The summer outing for KFB’s young farmers and their families was based in Pikeville and featured a variety of fun-filled activities. Foremost was some outdoor adventures such as a zip line, horseback riding and rafting. And as always, there were several tours of area attractions. There also was business to...

Want to boost the Ag Sector? Build new pipelines.

By Elaine Kub Agriculture relies on affordable energy to stay competitive. The cost of crude oil and natural gas directly impacts farmers’ ability to maintain a healthy bottom line, driving the costs of necessary expenditures like diesel fuel, irrigation, fertilizer, lubricants and more. In the past five...

Stallman announces departure in January

Washington, D.C., July 14, 2015 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced today that he will not seek reelection in January 2016 following 16 years at the helm of the nation’s largest, most influential general farm organization. Stallman, a cattle and rice producer from Columbus,...

July 4th cookout costs less this year, still under $6 per person

Washington, D.C., June 30, 2015–A Fourth of July cookout of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly less this year and still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau...

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,...

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