Champion Ham Fetches $600,000

A team from Louisville-based Republic Bank submitted the top bid for this year’s Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham (displayed in photo by Miss Kentucky Ann Blair Thornton). The ham auction is the traditional end of the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau country ham breakfast at the fair. Republic Bank was the top bidder at […]

Gubernatorial Candidates Joust at Farm Bureau Forum

In their first joint appearance of the 2011 Kentucky gubernatorial election, Democratic Governor Steve Beshear and Republican state Senate President David Williams traded barbs on a range of issues at a forum Wednesday. The Kentucky Farm Bureau hosted the discussion, which covered a number of topics such as agriculture, tax and education policy, along with […]

Food Prices Decrease in 2009

The Kentucky Farm Bureau’s quarterly market basket survey concludes food prices are down 5.6% from this time last year. The survey includes pricing for forty regular grocery items like eggs, sirloin steak and apples. KFB spokesperson Roger Nesbitt says there are a couple of reasons for the decline in prices. “One, farm commodity prices have […]

Kentucky Farms Bureau Kicks Off Annual Meeting

More than one thousand Kentucky farmers are gathered this week in Louisville for the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting. Kentucky Farm Bureau has 485-thousand members in Kentucky and is a well-known lobbying force in the state. Spokesperson Roger Nesbitt says the organization strongly opposes so-called cap-and-trade legislation under consideration in Congress, and members plan to […]

Energy Costs Discussed At Farm Gathering

The high cost of energy was a common theme in remarks from the state’s top elected officials during the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau country ham breakfast today. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear told farm leaders gathered at the fairgrounds that the state’s agriculture industry will play a larger role in helping the country become energy independent, as […]