Agriculture Commissioner Jamie Comer

Local/Regional News
1:36 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Comer Signals Moves Toward 2015 Gubernatorial Bid

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer
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It may not come as a surprise for anyone tuned into Kentucky politics, but a Comer run for governor now appears to be taking shape.

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1:09 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

McConnell, Comer Pressure DEA To Release Hemp Seeds

The Drug Enforcement Administration is under mounting pressure to release the 250 pounds of hemp seed intended for pilot projects in the state.

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4:21 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Comer: Expect Hemp Pilot Project Very Soon

With congressional passage of the Farm Bill likely this week, hemp could come to Kentucky as early as this year.

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4:36 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Farm Bill Could Give Kentucky The Go Ahead On Hemp

Hemp production may be on the verge of a comeback in Kentucky, where the non-potent cousin of marijuana once thrived.

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5:03 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Justice Dept. Clears The Way For Industrial Hemp In Ky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A ruling by the U-S Justice Department will honor state laws on regulated marijuana sales, which greenlights production of industrial hemp in Kentucky.

State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer believes the ruling clarifies that the Federal Government does not and will not view Kentucky’s industrial hemp as an illegal product and they will not intervene on state passed laws on the issue.  Kentucky lawmakers did that when they passed Senate Bill 50.  Comer says growing hemp gives farmers another tool in the tool box.

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6:56 pm
Sun January 20, 2013

Ky. Hemp Supporters Gain Big Endorsement

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Industrial hemp's repositioning toward mainstream status gained ground with a timely endorsement from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. But the plant's proponents have more work to do in cultivating support to legalize a crop that once was a Bluegrass state staple.

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