James Comer

Business
3:43 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Promotion Of Veteran-Produced Agriculture Goes National

Credit Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Kentucky's Homegrown by Heroes program which features farm goods produced by military veterans is spreading nationwide. 

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Government
4:01 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Kentucky Makes Some Money Back on Defunct Fuel Lab Equipment

Kentucky made back most of the money spent on equipment for the Department of Agriculture's now-defunct fuel lab in an auction today.

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.

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Government
7:19 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Rand Paul, James Comer to Notify Justice Department That Hemp Permits May Start in Kentucky

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 2:14 pm

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.

Encouraged by the state’s Industrial Hemp Commission, Comer and Paul plan to draft a letter to U.S. Department of Justice indicating that Kentucky will proceed with adopting regulations and issuing permits for farmers to begin planting the controversial crop as early as next February, unless they are told otherwise.

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Politics
2:50 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Comer: Stressing Social Issues Not the Key to Election Success for the GOP

Credit Twitter

Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says Republicans need to focus on the economy in order to win statewide office, as opposed to stressing social issues.

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.

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Politics
9:20 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Comer Teases Potential Run for Governor at Fancy Farm

Credit KY Department of Agriculture

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.

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Politics
5:05 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Comer Keeps Mum on Plans, Touts Sales of Ky. Milk

After the successful passage of his Industrial Hemp Bill this year, 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.

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Business
1:15 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Udderly Kentucky Milk Available in Walmart Stores

A new brand of milk called Udderly Kentucky is now available in 32 Walmart stores in central and south-central Kentucky.

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.

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2013 KY General Assembly
4:06 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Comer: Industrial Hemp Bill to Get Committee Hearing Wednesday

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Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer tweeted Monday that an industrial hemp bill will get a hearing this week in the House Agriculture Committee.

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Politics
8:20 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Industrial Hemp Supporters Ratchet Up Pressure

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Industrial hemp supporters are ratcheting up the pressure to force a vote on a stalled bill that would allow farmers in Kentucky to grow the crop if federal ban is lifted. A group led by state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer urged House Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom McKee Thursday to allow a vote on the bill. The group included a prominent northern Kentucky tobacco farmer who lives in McKee's district.

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2013 KY General Assembly
12:14 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Agriculture Education, New Markets Focus in New 5-Year Strategic Plan

Credit KY Department of Agriculture

Kentucky's agriculture leaders are supporting a new five year strategic plan to help the industry in the state.

The plan, put together by the Kentucky Agriculture Council, puts emphasis on agriculture education, creating new markets and recruiting new people to farming.

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