James Comer

Local/Regional News
3:01 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Conway Offers Help For Pilot Hemp Project

Kentucky's attorney general is offering to assist hemp supporters as the state prepares for the start of a hemp-growing pilot program this year.

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Local/Regional News
9:30 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

Sale Of Fuel Lab Equipment Benefits State

L To R, U-S Senator Rand Paul, State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach, State Ag. Commissioner James Comer
Credit lanereport.com

Kentucky's Agriculture Department has contributed $1.65 million to the state treasury from auctioning off equipment at its now-defunct fuel lab.

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Local/Regional News
2:03 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Kentucky's Homegrown By Heroes Program Going National

A Kentucky-based promotional campaign featuring a special brand for farm goods produced by military veterans is spreading nationwide.

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Local/Regional News
4:07 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Conway: Growing Hemp Would Violate Federal Law

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Attorney General Jack Conway is advising Kentucky leaders that industrial hemp farming remains illegal in Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
5:10 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Constitutional Officers Stick To Familiar Themes In Lexington Roundtable

State Auditor Adam Edelen, Secy of State Alice Lundergan Grimes, and State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach at Commerce Lexington Roundtable
Credit Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Nearly all of Kentucky constitutional officers gathered in Lexington Tuesday for a rare roundtable discussion.

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Local/Regional News
2:24 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Ag. Commissioner James Comer Keeping Options Open On Gubernatorial Run

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer isn't ruling out a run for governor in 2015, but says he's not focused on the race yet.

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Local/Regional News
6:39 am
Thu April 4, 2013

State to Shutter Costly Fuel Testing Lab

Ky. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Describing it as a waste of taxpayer dollars, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said he will shutter a $3 million gasoline quality testing lab that was opened under his predecessor Richie Farmer.
 
 Comer said Wednesday that the lab "hemorrhaged'' tax dollars while failing to handle the 500 random tests of gas station fuel Kentucky conducts each year. The closure will eventually save taxpayers about $600,000 a year, Comer said. The state is already contracting with a private company in Texas to conduct the
tests.

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Local/Regional News
9:06 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Amended Hemp Bill Passes Kentucky Legislature

FRANKFORT, Ky. - State lawmakers have approved a bill to allow a regulatory framework to be set up for industrial hemp in Kentucky, if the crop is legalized at the federal level.

Senate Bill 50 will give control of licensing of future hemp farmers to the state’s Industrial Hemp Commission, while allowing Kentucky State Police to do background checks on the farmers.

The Department of Agriculture will oversee many administrative roles involved in industrial hemp.

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Local/Regional News
3:09 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Sen. McConnell Endorses Hemp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kentucky’s most influential Republican, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is throwing his weight behind the movement to legalize hemp production in the state.

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Local/Regional News
1:53 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

KY Agriculture Department To Match Vets With Jobs

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is launching two new programs to connect military veterans and farmers looking for workers.

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