Kentucky Farm Bureau Efforts Lead to HB 529 Passage

While approximately three-quarters of the earth is covered in water, a very small percentage of that is considered to be consumable. Factoring in the growing world population, the threat of water shortages, especially in times of drought, becomes a real concern in many regions of the world. The United States...

January 29, 2016 Legislative Report No. 5 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the seventeenth legislative day of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. On Tuesday, Governor Bevin presented his State Budget Address (HB 303) to a joint session of the General Assembly.  Many state agencies will see a budget reduction of 9% each of the next two fiscal years, in...

January 21, 2016 Legislative Report No. 4 – Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the twelfth legislative day of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. To date there have been a total of 185 Senate bills and resolutions and 347 House bills and resolutions introduced.  Due to the inclement weather forecast the Kentucky General Assembly will not convene Friday,...

January 4, 2016 Legislative Report No. 1 – 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

The 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is set to begin tomorrow, January 5 and run through Monday, March 28. The General Assembly will then recess for a ten-day veto period which is scheduled to begin on March 29 and the legislature is scheduled to adjourn sine die on April 12. Most of the...

Across Kentucky – January 4, 2016

A report on what farmers have on their priority list for the 2016 session of the General Assembly. Following the Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in December that group’s president, Mark Haney, says farmers have at the top of their list maintaining 50% of Master Settlement Agreement funds for rebuilding ag...

New state database lists lost, abandoned horses

Frankfort, Ky. – Kentuckians whose horses have gone missing can search for them on the Internet using a new database created by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The state veterinarian’s office has launched a Stray or Abandoned Equine Database where people can browse listings of horses that have...

Across Kentucky – May 5, 2014

A report on a few of the ag items dealt with by the 2014 session of the General Assembly. Farm Bureau legislative director, Jeff Harper, discusses the Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville, assessments on the tobacco settlement fund, combining wildlife controls to help feed the hungry, and banning...

KFB seeking law to curb deer problem

The huge population of deer in Kentucky is causing big problems for KFB on two fronts: (1) Farmers are seeing more and more crop damage caused by hungry deer, and (2) deer are causing a tremendous amount of vehicle accidents, costing KFB Insurance millions of dollars in claims paid. The sight of deer has...

Across Kentucky – May 16, 2013

The 2013 Ky General Assembly passed one law allowing a tax credit for farmers who contribute excess commodities to Kentucky Food Banks. Tamara Sandberg, Executive Director of the Ky Association of Food Banks, explains that farmers are already making a difference in feeding the hungry, and this new tax credit...

Final Legislative Report – 2013 Kentucky General Assembly

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES DURING THE 2013 KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY Kentucky Farm Bureau was involved in many pieces of legislation this session supporting, opposing, or monitoring bills.  We were able to secure passage of several of our priority issues this year.  We were also able to protect...