Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Government
7:05 am
Thu October 24, 2013

James Comer 'Proud of the Before and After Picture' of Kentucky's Agriculture Department

Credit WKMS/John Null

Although he’s made no decisions about a run for governor in 2015, Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner is sounding like a candidate as he travels the state. 

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Government
7:10 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Open House Set At KY Department of Agriculture

Credit KY Department of Agriculture

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is inviting the public to visit the state Department of Agriculture.

An open house is set for next Tuesday at Comer's office at Frankfort.

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Government
4:42 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo Leaning Towards Medical Marijuana Legalization

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A leading Kentucky politician is weighing the idea of legalizing medical marijuana in the state. 

House Speaker Greg Stumbo said today he's leaning toward supporting the use of medicinal marijuana and that the topic is worth debating. Legislation to legalize medical marijuana has been introduced in the General Assembly in the past but has never received the support needed to pass.

Stumbo raised the issue after Attorney General Jack Conway sent an advisory letter to Governor Steve Beshear, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and other state leaders to clarify current law related to marijuana’s cousin, hemp. 

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Government
5:22 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

James Comer, Thomas Massie Lobby for Hemp in Washington, D.C.

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 4:04 pm

Two Kentucky elected officials made the case for industrial hemp Tuesday at a briefing in Washington, D.C., in an effort to lobby Congress to legalize the plant for commercial production.

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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

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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
5:05 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

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

Credit WKMS/John Null

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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Government
11:42 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Plans Area Visit To Discuss Mosquito Problem

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will meet with local judge executives next Tuesday concerning this year’s increased mosquito levels.

Judge-executives from Calloway, Marshall, Lyon and Trigg counties sent a letter to the commissioner asking for aerial pesticide spraying. The commissioner responded by requesting an in-person meeting. 

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Government
12:18 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Ag Commissioner James Comer Heading to Washington to Talk Hemp

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is finalizing details for an upcoming trip to Washington, D.C., to try and get a federal waiver for industrial hemp. 

Earlier this year, Kentucky lawmakerspassed a bill setting up a regulatory framework for hemp growing in Kentucky. Comer promises to work at the federal level for legalization or a waiver.

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Government
2:45 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Ag Commissioner James Comer: Indictment of Richie Farmer Won't Affect Department

Credit kyagr.com

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the indictment of his predecessor Richie Farmer won't be an issue for the state Agriculture Department.

After taking office, Comer and his staff have helped with the many investigations of Farmer's tenure as commissioner. And Comer says he's made it his goal to restore public confidence in the department.

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