Kentucky Farm Bureau ready to host 96th Annual Meeting

Louisville, KY (November 20, 2015) – More than 1,500 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) members from across the state will gather for the organization’s 96th annual meeting December 2-5 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Delegates from all of the state’s 120 counties assemble for the four-day...

Across Kentucky – October 22, 2015

A feature with the other candidate for Ky commissioner of agriculture, Ryan Quarles, who presents a few elements of his vision for this important statewide office. He sites his legislative record in the state house in building consensus and working across the aisle to make...

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,...

Across Kentucky – July 22, 2013

Finally, both the House and Senate have completed farm bills but as farm leaders like Farm Bureau president Mark Haney have observed these two versions are “mighty different looking” animals. He expresses his view that the ag community needs Congress to continue to move forward and come up with a bill...

Farm Bureau, Full Speed Ahead

Baseball legend Yogi Berra once said that if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else. While this seems completely logical, I’m always surprised at how many organizations don’t have a strategic plan to achieve their goals. At a time of Washington gridlock, when not much of...

Beltway News – Farm Bill update

The House today is resuming consideration of its five-year farm bill (H.R. 1947) and plow through another series of amendments with a vote on final passage possibly at 3:00 PM this afternoon.  This comes after the House began official debate Tuesday and dispensed with several amendments ranging from food...

AFBF joins groups in new crop insurance agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 7, 2013—The American Farm Bureau Federation has joined with a diverse group of 44 conservation, environmental, crop insurance and agricultural organizations in distributing a position paper that outlines a common-sense compromise to link conservation compliance and crop insurance...