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… Continue reading Champion Ham Fetches $600,000

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… Continue reading Gubernatorial Candidates Joust at Farm Bureau Forum

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… Continue reading Food Prices Decrease in 2009

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… Continue reading Kentucky Farms Bureau Kicks Off Annual Meeting

Kentucky Farm Bureau Meets with DC Reps

The Kentucky Farm Bureau is taking its annual trip to the nation’s capital this week. About 210 members of the organization will meet with all of the state’s six House members and two senators. KFB spokesperson Joe Cain says the trip typically takes place this time of year. “It’s a little bit of a slack… Continue reading Kentucky Farm Bureau Meets with DC Reps

Kentucky Farm Bureau Holds Annual Meeting in Louisville

Delegates from Kentucky’s 120 counties will make their way to Louisville this week for the annual meeting of the Kentucky Farm Bureau. The meeting gets underway tomorrow at the Galt House. KFB spokesperson Gary Huddleston says members are interested in learning more about the state’s budget situation and how it might affect them when the… Continue reading Kentucky Farm Bureau Holds Annual Meeting in Louisville

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… Continue reading Energy Costs Discussed At Farm Gathering