James Comer http://wkms.org en Texas Gov. Rick Perry Urges Flipping the Ky. House at Calloway GOP Dinner http://wkms.org/post/texas-gov-rick-perry-urges-flipping-ky-house-calloway-gop-dinner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Western Kentucky Republicans gathered at Murray State University’s Curris Center this weekend for the Calloway County GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, themed around the prospect of flipping control of the Kentucky House of Representatives to Republican control.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:15:47 +0000 John Null 39285 at http://wkms.org Texas Gov. Rick Perry Urges Flipping the Ky. House at Calloway GOP Dinner Industrial Hemp Provision Makes It into Farm Bill http://wkms.org/post/industrial-hemp-provision-makes-it-farm-bill <p></p><p>An amendment legalizing hemp production for research has made it into the Farm Bill that will be up for a vote soon in Congress.&nbsp;The amendment, co-sponsored by Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie, allows universities and state agriculture departments to grow hemp for study purposes. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:49:53 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 38332 at http://wkms.org Industrial Hemp Provision Makes It into Farm Bill Challenging Eastern Kentucky Leaders, Ag Commissioner James Comer Says It's Time to Look Beyond Coal http://wkms.org/post/challenging-eastern-kentucky-leaders-ag-commissioner-james-comer-says-its-time-look-beyond-co-0 <p>Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is challenging leaders in eastern Kentucky to accept the decline of coal production and invest in a new economy to help pull the region out of poverty.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"A lot of leaders in Eastern Kentucky keep talking about ‘coal is the answer and there is a war on coal.’ I’m a friend of coal. I support the coal industry. But the coal industry’s future doesn't look bright and we have to look beyond that and learn to develop a new economy in Eastern Kentucky," he says.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:40:42 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 36581 at http://wkms.org Challenging Eastern Kentucky Leaders, Ag Commissioner James Comer Says It's Time to Look Beyond Coal Promotion Of Veteran-Produced Agriculture Goes National http://wkms.org/post/promotion-veteran-produced-agriculture-goes-national <div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: small; line-height: normal; font-family: georgia, serif;"><div class="im" style="color: rgb(80, 0, 80);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky's Homegrown by Heroes program which features farm goods produced by military veterans is spreading nationwide.&nbsp;</span></div> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:43:44 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 36474 at http://wkms.org Promotion Of Veteran-Produced Agriculture Goes National Kentucky Makes Some Money Back on Defunct Fuel Lab Equipment http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-makes-some-money-back-defunct-fuel-lab-equipment <p></p><p>Kentucky made back most of the money spent on equipment for the Department of Agriculture's now-defunct fuel lab in an auction today.</p><p>Division of Surplus Property Director Danny Ford says total bids exceeded $1.8 million this afternoon. The state originally paid about $2 million for the equipment. Bids came in low Monday but increased as the auction’s close neared. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:01:13 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 34943 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Makes Some Money Back on Defunct Fuel Lab Equipment Rand Paul, James Comer to Notify Justice Department That Hemp Permits May Start in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/rand-paul-james-comer-notify-justice-department-hemp-permits-may-start-kentucky <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="James Comer" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201208/18725920.jpeg" alt="" /><p>Sen. Rand Paul and Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer are playing a game of chicken with the federal government over the growing of industrial hemp in the state.<p>Encouraged by the state’s Industrial Hemp Commission, Comer and Paul plan to draft a letter to U.S. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:19:56 +0000 editor 34852 at http://wkms.org Rand Paul, James Comer to Notify Justice Department That Hemp Permits May Start in Kentucky Comer: Stressing Social Issues Not the Key to Election Success for the GOP http://wkms.org/post/comer-stressing-social-issues-not-key-election-success-gop <p>Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says Republicans need to focus on the economy in order to win statewide office, as opposed to stressing social issues.</p><p>In an interview at WKU Public Radio Wednesday, James Comer said the GOP has alienated a lot of key voting groups by making hot-button social topics the cornerstone of their campaigns.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:50:44 +0000 Kevin Willis (KPR) 33799 at http://wkms.org Comer: Stressing Social Issues Not the Key to Election Success for the GOP Comer Teases Potential Run for Governor at Fancy Farm http://wkms.org/post/comer-teases-potential-run-governor-fancy-farm <p>Kentucky won’t elect its next governor for more than two years. But Republican Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer all but declared his candidacy at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic, stopping just short of an official announcement.</p><p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 02:20:01 +0000 John Null 33676 at http://wkms.org Comer Teases Potential Run for Governor at Fancy Farm Comer Keeps Mum on Plans, Touts Sales of Ky. Milk http://wkms.org/post/comer-keeps-mum-plans-touts-sales-ky-milk <p>After the successful <a href="http://wkms.org/post/amended-hemp-bill-passes-kentucky-legislature-comer-ok-result">passage of his Industrial Hemp Bill this year</a>, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer is staying tight-lipped about his plans for the next legislative session, but Comer says rural economic development efforts need to be refocused around agriculture.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:05:47 +0000 John Null 33625 at http://wkms.org Comer Keeps Mum on Plans, Touts Sales of Ky. Milk Udderly Kentucky Milk Available in Walmart Stores http://wkms.org/post/udderly-kentucky-milk-available-walmart-stores <p></p><p>A new brand of milk called Udderly Kentucky is now available in 32 Walmart stores in central and south-central Kentucky.</p><p>The milk is produced, pasteurized and bottled in Kentucky and is being offered in whole, 2 percent, 1 percent and skim varieties in gallon sizes.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:15:20 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 32864 at http://wkms.org Udderly Kentucky Milk Available in Walmart Stores