Kentucky Farm Bureau http://wkms.org en KY Farm Bureau Want Sales Tax Exemption http://wkms.org/post/ky-farm-bureau-want-sales-tax-exemption <p></p><p>Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney is again calling for lawmakers to provide an exemption from the state sales tax for products used in the horse industry.</p><p>Haney raised the issue in testimony to the Kentucky Legislature's Interim Agriculture Committee yesterday.</p><p>Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, a Georgetown Republican, is among those who want to exempt horse farmers from paying sales taxes on products like feed and fencing. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:15:13 +0000 The Associated Press 36567 at http://wkms.org KY Farm Bureau Want Sales Tax Exemption Farm Bill Uncertainty Could Affect Food/Dairy Prices http://wkms.org/post/farm-bill-uncertainty-could-affect-fooddairy-prices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the U.S. government reopened and a budget crisis averted for now, Congress has shifted it's attention towards the Farm Bill.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The multi-year legislation governs agriculture programs and ranges from regulating food prices and rural development to conservation and nutrition assistance. The bill has caused contention among members over spending cuts, and the past shutdown has only slowed discussion.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Farm Bureau Director of National Affairs Joe Cain said if Congress doesn’t reauthorize crop insurance provisions by the&nbsp;January </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> deadline, it would cause uncertainty for farming lenders and could result in a rise in food prices.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:45:52 +0000 Rob Canning 35901 at http://wkms.org Farm Bill Uncertainty Could Affect Food/Dairy Prices Government Shutdown Keeps Farmers from Signing Up for Federal Programs http://wkms.org/post/government-shutdown-keeps-farmers-signing-federal-programs <p></p><p>Kentucky Farm Bureau officials say the lack of a budget because of the partial government shutdown is preventing farmers from getting loans they need through federal agencies like the Natural Resources Conservation Service or Farm Service Agency.</p><p>KFB&rsquo;s National Affairs and Political Education Director Joe Cain said farmers interested in signing up for government programs are at a loss because many federal employees are furloughed. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:34:29 +0000 Whitney Jones 35618 at http://wkms.org Government Shutdown Keeps Farmers from Signing Up for Federal Programs Clinton's Harper's Country Ham State Fair Grand Champion Brings $350,000 at Auction http://wkms.org/post/clintons-harpers-country-ham-state-fair-grand-champion-brings-350000-auction <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>The Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham fetched $350,000 at a charity auction today. Harper’s Country Hams of Clinton produced the&nbsp; grand champion country ham.</p><p>The sale was conducted during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 50th annual country ham breakfast.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:04:18 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 34234 at http://wkms.org Clinton's Harper's Country Ham State Fair Grand Champion Brings $350,000 at Auction Kentucky Food Prices Increase Following Last Summer’s Drought http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-food-prices-increase-following-last-summer-s-drought <p>Average retail food prices in Kentucky supermarkets increased a little over half a percent during the first quarter of this year according to the latest Market Basket survey from the Kentucky Farm Bureau.</p><p>Dan Smaldone, the Bureau’s director of public relations, said the Farm Bureau totaled the cost of forty basic grocery items and the price came to $116.27. He says that’s 74 cents more than the previous quarter. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:30:37 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) & Carly Lacey & Rob Canning 31156 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Food Prices Increase Following Last Summer’s Drought