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John Fuller is waiting for another farmer he’s never met before to talk about a situation he never imagined he would be in.

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Kentucky leaders are encouraging people to join the fight against hunger. 

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

  During a year-end interview, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said he’s focused on his second term in office and not currently planning a run for governor in 2023.

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Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the state’s hemp licensing program for 2020 is underway.

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Incumbent Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, a Republican will remain in his position after defeating Democratic challenger Robert Conway on Tuesday. The Associated Press called the race in Quarles favor around 7:10 p.m. central time.


The agriculture commissioner of Kentucky wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to issue a disaster declaration for parts of the state suffering from extreme heat and drought.  

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Kentucky officials say growers and processors wanting to participate in the state's 2020 hemp program can start applying for a license in mid-November.

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Kentucky state agriculture officials are working to get the word out about new tagging requirements for cattle. The official change is a few years off, but some steps can be taken as soon as the end of this year.

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Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says a legal opinion from the USDA provides much needed certainty for the hemp industry. 

Terry Little

Incumbent Ryan Quarles has easily won the Republican nomination for Kentucky agriculture commissioner.