Across Kentucky – March 3, 2016

A feature report with UK Extension Plant Pathologist, Dr. Paul Vincelli, who recently spent his sabbatical totally focused on GMO’s and scientific research available on their use and safety in modern society. This will be the first in a series of four reports on what GMO’s are and how they’re being...

Across Kentucky – February 16, 2016

From dealing with new changes in food safety regulations to tips on featuring weddings at roadside markets; these are the kinds of issues to be addressed at Farm Bureau’s March 1st roadside market education meeting at the Fayette County Extension office. Logan County’s Russell Poore, chair of the state...

New web site defends GMOs

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 in the Safe and Accurate Food...

Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Sets National Standards for Biotech Labeling

By Robert Giblin Robert Giblin writes, speaks and consults about agricultural and food industry issues, policies and trends. http://www.fb.org/assets/files/focus/Focus_audio-4_1_15_edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Across Kentucky – May 2, 2013

Several volunteers in Boone County have completed an extensive course in food safety offered through UK extension. As they complete their training, they’re required to “pay forward” 40 hours to help the community in food safety. Boone County Extension Agent, Diane Mason, says the project is having some...

Across Kentucky – November 16, 2012

You many think it’s a little too early to think about the Thanksgiving Day meal preparation, but if your bird is frozen rock solid in the freezer, you may want to listen to this report. Feldhaus visits with Amy Raczka with the Butterball Turkey Talkline. Raczka has suggestions on ‘timing the thaw’ and...

Extension agents helping bring the farm to school

Monticello, Ky. (October 24, 2012) – Across the state, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service personnel are showing students, parents and teachers that locally grown foods are accessible, affordable, nutritious and tasty. Glen Roberts is the Wayne County agriculture and natural resources...

Beltway News: Farm Bill Update

  Current Farm Bill Situation:   House leadership whipped a vote count on a three-month extension of the 2008 Farm Bill but the count came up short of the 218 votes needed to pass the extension. Congress is scheduled to adjourn this coming Friday, September 21, for the election, but Speaker...