USDA Opens Enrollment Period for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Safety-Net Programs

Washington, DC (June 15, 2015) – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17, 2015, and will...

USDA Provides Greater Protection for Fruit, Vegetable and Other Specialty Crop Growers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. The new options, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provide...

Across Kentucky – February 20, 2014

Keep your pencil sharp is the advice for grain farmers from the newly elected president of the Ky Soybean Association, Ryan Bivens of LaRue County. Bivens discusses the need for maximizing yields and keeping input costs in check as market prices for the coming season begin to seek their...

Across Kentucky – January 13, 2014

A report on crop year 2013 from the soybean producer’s perspective with Hickman County’s Davie Stephens. He discusses the wet weather delays early in the season which did not point to record yields. He also talks about a producer’s perspective on drought-induced higher market prices versus softer...

2014 Certified Roadside Farm Market enrollment period open

Louisville, KY (October 7, 2013) – The season for roadside farm markets is far from over, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) wants to help market owners get next year’s efforts off to a great start – enrollment for the 2014 Certified Roadside Farm Market program is now open. Established in July 1996, the...

No bypassing their produce . . . quality and location are good combo for D&F Farms

D&F Farms has developed a loyal following over the course of more than 20 years of selling homegrown produce on the outskirts of Somerset.  So much so, in fact, that production has steadily swelled to where partners Dwight Faulkner and Lloyd Derossett raised 30 acres this season. One factor in this...