Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner http://wkms.org en 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 Gov. Steve Beshear: Law Enforcement Issues with Hemp Must Be Worked Out http://wkms.org/post/gov-steve-beshear-law-enforcement-issues-hemp-must-be-worked-out <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Before he joins the call for legalized industrial hemp, Gov. Steve Beshear&nbsp;wants law enforcement officials to resolve their concerns about the issue.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">The issue: Some Kentucky officials believe legalized industrial hemp would be good for Kentucky's economy, but law enforcement officials are concerned that such a move would conflict with efforts to crack down on marijuana growers. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:16:10 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 25783 at http://wkms.org Gov. Steve Beshear: Law Enforcement Issues with Hemp Must Be Worked Out Kentucky Commissioner Warns Against Drought-stricken Silage http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-commissioner-warns-against-drought-stricken-silage <p>Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is warning livestock producers and corn growers to take steps to avoid harming livestock by feeding them drought-stricken corn silage.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:10:53 +0000 The Associated Press 19331 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Commissioner Warns Against Drought-stricken Silage KY Ag Commissioner Coming to Murray http://wkms.org/post/ky-ag-commissioner-coming-murray <p>Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer visits Murray Thursday to review a regional bioenergy initiative. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:44:06 +0000 Angela Hatton 19023 at http://wkms.org KY Ag Commissioner Coming to Murray Farmer Puts Home Up for Sale http://wkms.org/post/farmer-puts-home-sale <p>Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has put his Frankfort home up for sale a month after a bank filed a foreclosure lawsuit on the property.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:45:28 +0000 Associated Press 18279 at http://wkms.org Farmer Puts Home Up for Sale