Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner

4:40 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Challenging Eastern Kentucky Leaders, Ag Commissioner James Comer Says It's Time to Look Beyond Coal

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.

"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.

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11:16 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Gov. Steve Beshear: Law Enforcement Issues with Hemp Must Be Worked Out

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Before he joins the call for legalized industrial hemp, Gov. Steve Beshear wants law enforcement officials to resolve their concerns about the issue.

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.

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7:10 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Kentucky Commissioner Warns Against Drought-stricken Silage

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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. 

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11:44 am
Tue July 10, 2012

KY Ag Commissioner Coming to Murray

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer visits Murray Thursday to review a regional bioenergy initiative.

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7:45 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Farmer Puts Home Up for Sale

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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. 

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