Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Politics
12:02 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Former Ky Senate President Says Richie Farmer Affiliation Won't Hurt Comer's Gubernatorial Chances

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Will the enduring popularity of former UK basketball star and Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer affect the gubernatorial aspirations of Farmer’s successor, James Comer?

The man who ran for governor on a slate with Farmer says he doesn’t think that the gubernatorial campaign of Farmer’s successor will be affected by backlash over Farmer’s corruption investigation and conviction. 

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Politics
12:16 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Ag Commissioner Comer's Gubernatorial Campaign Kicks Off Tomorrow

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Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner will officially launch his campaign for governor tomorrow in his hometown of Tompkinsville.  

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Environment
8:51 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Can a Kentucky Politician Win By Being Candid About Coal's Decline?

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 9:01 am

Here’s an essential Kentucky political truth: politics and the state’s coal industry are intertwined.

That’s one of the reasons both of Kentucky’s Senate candidates—Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes—have been nearly indistinguishable on the subject.

But coal’s fortunes in Kentucky have been declining for decades. 

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Government
8:40 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Kentucky Legislative Hearing Becomes Proxy Battle For GOP Gubernatorial Candidates

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters (left) and Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy John Lyons (right).
Credit Jonathan Meador/Kentucky Public Radio

 

FRANKFORT—A state legislative hearing Friday on proposed federal regulations on carbon dioxide emissions became a flashpoint in Kentucky's Republican gubernatorial primary.

Lawmakers on an energy subcommittee heard testimony from Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters on how the state must respond to regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, which seek to lower carbon dioxide emissions in the state by about 17 percent by 2030, with a national target reduction of 30 percent that same year.

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Politics
3:33 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Gubernatorial Hopeful James Comer Thinks Kentucky Government Can Be Leaner, More Efficient

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Commissioner James Comer says many of the reforms he brought to the Kentucky Agriculture Department are needed across state government.  The gubernatorial candidate was in Bowling Green Friday speaking to the group Leadership Kentucky. 

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Politics
8:51 am
Sun August 3, 2014

Fancy Farm: Ag Commissioner James Comer Officially Enters 2015 Governor's Race

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer beside his wife, T.J., as he announces his bid for governor.

Originally published on Sat August 2, 2014 11:49 pm

  FANCY FARM—Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer officially announced his bid for governor Saturday at the 134th annual Fancy Farm political picnic. He's the third candidate to launch an gubernatorial bid in the 2015 race.

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Hemp
10:36 am
Fri May 30, 2014

What Role Can Hemp Play in Kentucky's Future Ag Economy?

Hemp seeds in plant
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It’s a cool, overcast afternoon at Gaining Grounds Farm, about 60 miles south of Lexington. About 90 people, many of them veterans, farmers, or a combination thereof, are seated under a makeshift tent, taking refuge from a light rain that’s drizzling Gaining Ground's undulating 425 acres.

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Government
2:33 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

AG Conway Offers to Assist With Pilot Hemp Project

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is offering to assist hemp supporters as the state prepares for the start of a hemp-growing pilot program this year.  The pilot projects were made possible by the passage of the United States Farm Bill that was signed into law by the President on Feb. 7.

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Government
11:38 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Kentucky Lawmakers Inquire Into DEA's Policy On Hemp

Kentucky officials are again approaching the United States Drug Enforcement Administration about growing industrial hemp in the state. 

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Industrial Hemp
11:54 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Hemp Supporters Rally In Washington, Conway Wants Discussion With Ag Commissioner

Members of Vote Hemp and other groups are descending on the nation’s capital for Hemp Lobby Day to convince Congress to lift a federal ban on the plant for industrial use. 

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