Across Kentucky – July 30, 2015

A report on the second quarter findings of the state’s Marketbasket Food Price Survey.  Farm Bureau Public Relations Director, Dan Smaldone, comments on the small quarterly average price drop in the 40 staple food items surveyed and discusses goals for the survey as a platform for consumer education that...

July 4th cookout costs less this year, still under $6 per person

Washington, D.C., June 30, 2015–A Fourth of July cookout of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly less this year and still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau...

Across Kentucky – January 29, 2015

A report on the “TOTAL” survey now underway across the nation with 2,400 participants in Kentucky. David Knopp with the regional National Ag Statistics Service says this particular survey includes farmers but also covers non-farmers who own and lease farm land to...

Focus on Ag – The Rising Role of Women in Agriculture

By Jessica Wharton In a global movement that transcends agriculture, women are more frequently becoming leaders, experts and role models in their fields. In agriculture specifically, that could mean pursuing ag-related higher education, accepting positions as farm operators, or engaging in both leadership...

Across Kentucky – December 8, 2014

Progress in consumer recognition of the Ky Proud brand is growing on success in urban centers gaining wider awareness in communities across the state. Kristen Branscum with the Ky Department of Agriculture says the commissioned a survey to check progress on that growth and were extremely pleased with the...

Adequate land ranks as top concern of young farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2013 – Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified in the latest survey of participants in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program. That challenge was identified by 20 percent of respondents,...

Across Kentucky – January 7, 2012

A report on a recently completed study on the positive marketing benefits of “free samples” at farmers’ markets. UK ag economist, Miranda Hileman explains that some vendors have questioned the time and trouble involved versus the results, but the survey shows both short and long-term benefits for the...