Grand Champion Ham won with $400,000 charitable bid at 52nd annual Country Ham Breakfast & Auction

Louisville, KY (August 27, 2015) – On a stage set to celebrate the Commonwealth’s deep agricultural roots, Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 52nd annual Country Ham Breakfast & Auction concluded this morning with a show-stealing $400,000 bid for the Kentucky State Fair’s Grand Champion Ham. After a...

Across Kentucky – August 25, 2015

A preview of this Thursday’s Country Ham Breakfast at the state fair. Event coordinator, Farm Bureau’s Joe Cain, talks about the planning involved for serving a breakfast for 1,600 diners. He also speculates on the winning bid for the charity auction of the state fair grand champion ham, which last year...

Kentucky Farm Bureau Reports – August 2015

On this edition we visit a policy development meeting as well as the Measure the Candidates forum for Kentucky Governor.

Across Kentucky – June 11, 2015

A new, second publication of the Ky Agricultural Facts booklet is now available through Ky Farm Bureau. Farm group commodity director, Joe Cain, says the pocket-sized publications are full of interesting facts about the scope and economic punch of the state’s farm production sector, and are great resources...

Taxing issue . . . Farmers frustrated over equipment deduction flap

One of the most popular provisions in the federal tax code keeps getting snagged in Congressional wrangling over broader tax policies. That’s not sitting well with the farmers and small business operators who benefit from Section 179, which allows a deduction on the purchase of equipment. KFB Director...

Kentucky Farm Bureau policy development process continues as 280 members head to nation’s capitol with agricultural priority issues

Louisville, KY (February 17, 2015) – Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) volunteer leaders continue the organization’s grassroots policy development process this month as they head to Washington, D.C., with their list of 2015 national priority issues and a willingness to serve as “The Voice of Kentucky...

Across Kentucky – September 15, 2014

The Farm Service Administration has announced that two programs under the new 2014 Farm Bill are now open for farmer sign-up. Feldhaus visits with Farm Bureau National Affairs Director, Joe Cain, who’s followed the farm bill through its long and bumpy ride into law. He says farmers need to pay close...

RECORD BREAKER! Grand Champion Ham fetches $2 million charitable bid at 51st annual Country Ham Breakfast & Auction

Louisville, KY (August 21, 2014) – The Kentucky State Fair’s Grand Champion Ham is a hot commodity, earning a record-high $2 million charitable bid during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 51st annual Country Ham Breakfast & Auction earlier this morning. After bidding against one another at the...

Across Kentucky – August 20, 2014

It’s the largest sit-down, farm-city event in the state says Ky Farm Bureau Commodity Division Director, Joe Cain. He talks about the logistics of feeding some 1,600 who will attend tomorrow’s Country Ham Breakfast and Charity Auction at the state fair. Since 1964 the event has raised about $6.8 million...

Across Kentucky – July 28, 2014

Farmers across the nation have some important new decisions to make relative to unfolding provisions of the 2014 farm bill and its impact on a variety of crops. Farm Bureau commodity division director Joe Cain talks about a new digital template under development by UK that farmers can use to plug in their...

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