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...

Presidents Conference . . .

“I realize I’m preaching to the choir,” keynote speaker Bruce Vincent said to participants at the Presidents and Vice Presidents Conference last month. Vincent is a Montana logger who has become an acclaimed motivational speaker as a result of a rugged battle with the federal government over logging...

185 Kentucky Farm Bureau members headed to nation’s capitol to discuss agricultural priority issues

Louisville, KY (February 17, 2014) – Equipped with national priority issues established during their annual meeting in December, 185 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) volunteer leaders are heading to the nation’s capitol during the last week of February. The group has scheduled a series of strategic discussions...

Across Kentucky – January 17, 2014

The Ky Farm Bureau’s campaign management seminar is coming up Feb 6 and 7. The farm group’s political education director, Joe Cain, explains that the event is non-partisan and is designed to lay out the mechanics of a successful political campaign. He says a side benefit is that graduates (with about a...

Across Kentucky – January 9, 2014

Some 350 Kentuckians are headed for San Antonio to participate in the American Farm Bureau Convention Jan 12-15. For many this will be a combination business and pleasure kind of trip. On the business side of things, farmers will be setting priority policy issues for the coming year. Feldhaus visits with Ky...

Across Kentucky – September 5, 2013

Several major legislative decisions that will impact farmers will hopefully see action as Congress gets back into session next week. Ky Farm Bureau National Affairs Director, Joe Cain discusses details and the outlook for passage of the farm bill, guest worker programs that lie within immigration reform...

Local leaders meet with Congressmen

The Congressional recess in August brings a good opportunity to strengthen relationships with our delegation by inviting them to various events like cookouts and county FB meetings. State legislators and local government officials usually are invited as well, creating an opportunity to discuss many...

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