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,...

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...

‘Get a Move on for GMOs’ Helps Farmers Stand Up for Biotechnology

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 6, 2015 – GetaMoveOn.fb.org is Farm Bureau’s just-launched advocacy website that gives farmers and ranchers a simple way to “Get a Move On” for GMOs. Through the website, farmers can easily express support for a national, science-based labeling standard, like the approach taken...

Farmers and Ranchers Are Tired of EPA Doubletalk

By: Bob Stallman Business owners around the country have joined with farmers and ranchers in speaking out on the Waters of the U.S. rule. More than 30 states also oppose the rule. Yet, even in the face of mounting opposition, the EPA still isn’t listening. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has unveiled her...

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...

A New View of Washington D.C.

Last week, my family and I made the trek to Washington, D.C. with 207 other dedicated Kentucky Farm Bureau members for the annual Congressional Tour. As a member of the 2015–2016 LEAD program, I was invited to represent district 2 as we spoke to our congressional delegates and made sure that they...

Adam Hinton is Kentucky’s first graduate of AFBF’s “Partners in Agricultural Leadership” program

Louisville, KY (February 26, 2015) – Fleming County’s Adam Hinton became Kentucky’s first graduate of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) “Partners in Agricultural Leadership” (PAL) program yesterday as he and nine other participants from across the United States were recognized during a...

KFB Reports – February 2015

In this edition we recap KFB’s participation in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention held in San Diego,...

Kentucky delegates help set national agricultural priorities at American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention

San Diego, CA (January 13, 2015) – Voting delegates from Kentucky and other Farm Bureaus around the country are weighing in on the nation’s top agricultural issues and identifying priority topics for 2015 as the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 96th annual convention comes to a close in San...

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