March 31, 2016 Legislative Report No. 14 – 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

This morning House and Senate budget conferees announced they have reached an impasse in negotiations on the state budget. The disagreement seems to be over cuts to higher education and the amount of money to contribute to the state pension systems. In addition to the disagreements over high education and...

Across Kentucky – December 18, 2015

A feature report with Kentucky Senate Ag Committee Chairman, Paul Hornback, on a few observations as we head into the 2016 session of the general assembly. He discusses the proposed Center for Grain Excellence and the ongoing challenge to protect Tobacco Settlement funding dedicated to rebuilding ag...

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...

Ag officials voice support for grain research center

KFB President Mark Haney was among a group of state agriculture leaders who appeared before the state legislature’s Interim Joint Agriculture Committee to express support for a proposed “Grain Center for Excellence” at UK’s Research and Education Center at Princeton. The lawmakers held a July meeting...

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,...

February 6, 2015 – Legislative Report No. 3 – 2015 Kentucky General Assembly

The 2015 General Assembly returned to Frankfort on Tuesday with many pieces of legislation being introduced and the committee process resuming. Today marks the eighth day of this 30-day session. There continues to be discussion regarding the road fund and the loss of revenue. HB 167 was filed and would...

Kentucky Farm Bureau hosting “Measure the Candidates” forum with Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell on August 20

Louisville, KY (August 7, 2014) – The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Board of Directors will host U.S. Senate candidates Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) and Mitch McConnell (R) at a “Measure the Candidates” forum on Wednesday, August 20, in Louisville. The event – held at the KFB state headquarters, 9201...

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...

Reforming our broken immigration system

By Bob Stallman President, American Farm Bureau America’s farmers and ranchers need a balanced immigration reform bill that includes a fair and workable farm labor provision. That is what we got in June, when the Senate passed S. 744, The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization...

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...

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