KFB Questionnaire Sparks Fresh Attacks in Ag Commissioner Race

The Kentucky Farm Bureau released the results of a survey on Tuesday that was sent to measure the views of candidates vying for agriculture commissioner, but one has failed to respond on time and has asked for an extension. The survey includes dozens of questions about department budget cuts, animal regulations and crop inspections, among […]

Courier-Journal Endorses Comer for Agriculture Commissioner

The Louisville Courier-Journal endorsed Republican James Comer over Democrat Bob Farmer for Kentucky agriculture commissioner on Sunday, calling the Tompkinsville state representative the “clear and easy choice” in the race. In a previous interview, Comer stressed using vacant properties for urban food safety initiatives, which is among his many other ideas to improve the department’s […]

KET Debates Begin Tonight

The first of eight special election episodes of Kentucky Tonight will air on KET this evening. All candidates for statewide office this year have agreed to appear live on the show. Monday, the candidates of Agriculture Commissioner will debate. Democrat Bob Farmer and Republican James Comer will appear for one hour starting at 8 pm. […]

Vacant Land Could Pave Way for Food Safety, Says Comer

Republican candidate for agriculture commissioner James Comer wants to utilize some of Louisvilleā€™s abandoned properties for community gardens to address the lack of fresh produce in low-income areas. The GOP nominee and state representative says it is a challenge to hold the attention of urban voters while running for this office, but this project could […]

Ag Commissioner Candidate Proposes Regional Offices

Democratic candidate for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Farmer is proposing four new regional offices to be placed throughout the state in order to provide better resources to residents and bring services closer to local farmers. “It just makes sense to have regional offices that specialize in those commodities in those regions and really be […]

UPDATE: Comer, Farmer Wins Primaries For Ag Commissioner

The Republican nominee for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner will be state lawmaker James Comer, who defeated Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger in the GOP primary. Bob Farmer of Louisville led a five-person field in winning the Democratic nomination for the seat, now held by Republican Richie Farmer. Richie Farmer is in his second and final term […]