Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner

Allison Crawford

Donations made to the Ag Tag Fund through the Kentucky Farm License Plate donation program totaled $540,357  in fiscal year 2015. That money goes toward 4-H, Future Farmers of America, and department of agriculture promotional activities like Kentucky Proud. 

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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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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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. 

KY Ag Commissioner Coming to Murray

Jul 10, 2012
kyagr.com

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

Farmer Puts Home Up for Sale

Jun 7, 2012
Ed Reinke / AP

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.