March 31, 2016 Legislative Report No. 14 – 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

This morning House and Senate budget conferees announced they have reached an impasse in negotiations on the state budget. The disagreement seems to be over cuts to higher education and the amount of money to contribute to the state pension systems. In addition to the disagreements over high education and...

52nd Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction places agriculture, politics and philanthropy on center stage

Louisville, KY (August 17, 2015) – The Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction, a large-scale celebration of the Commonwealth’s deep agricultural roots, returns for its 52nd year as the official kickoff to Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Day at the Kentucky State Fair. This ticketed event begins at 7:30...

Across Kentucky – August 12, 2015

A feature report with the Ky Ag Department’s Executive Director of Marketing with special focus on the Kentucky Proud program.  Kristen Branscum testified before the General Assembly’s Ag Oversight Committee about the return on investment of tobacco settlement dollars to boost farm...

Across Kentucky – July 6, 2015

State legislation was passed earlier this year by the General Assembly that will codify procedures for the contribution of game meat to homeless shelters and feeding programs. State Senator Robin Webb of Grayson is featured explaining one of these efforts called Hunters for the...

Across Kentucky – June 29, 2015

The Farms to Food Banks program to get “not-quite-ready-for-prime-time produce” out of the fields and into the hands of Kentucky’s hungry is continuing to expand. Tamara Sandberg, Executive Director of the Ky Association of Food Banks explains the program and how the average citizen can pitch in to...

Across Kentucky – April 23, 2015

One of the most effective programs ever developed in Kentucky to get actual soil-saving conservation practices “on the ground;” the soil conservation cost share program has been re-funded for 2016. Hardin County farmer, Larry Thomas, serves on the Ky Ag Water Quality Authority which oversees the cost...

Across Kentucky – April 20, 2015

A report on some of the ag issues dealt with in the recent session of the General Assembly. Farm Bureau Public Affairs Director, Jeff Harper, discusses changes in the funding formula for the state road fund and the appropriations of revenues from a recent legal settlement on state ag development fund...

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 6, 2015 – Legislative Report No. 3 – 2015 Kentucky General Assembly

The 2015 General Assembly returned to Frankfort on Tuesday with many pieces of legislation being introduced and the committee process resuming. Today marks the eighth day of this 30-day session. There continues to be discussion regarding the road fund and the loss of revenue. HB 167 was filed and would...

January 5, 2015 – Legislative Report No. 1 – 2015 Kentucky General Assembly

The 2015 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is set to begin tomorrow, January 6 with Part I and adjourn of Friday, January 9. Part II of the session will convene on Tuesday February 3 and adjourn on Monday, March 9. The General Assembly will then recess for a ten-day veto period which is scheduled to...

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