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New constitutional officers in Kentucky to be sworn-in Monday

Constitutional officers who were elected in November will be sworn-in next week.

Republican Ryan Quarles is re-elected as Kentucky commissioner of agriculture

Quarles defeated Democrat Robert Conway, a farmer from Scott County. Quarles says he has expanded the Kentucky Proud brand in his first term and touted the growth of the hemp industry in the state. He says about 1,000 Kentucky farmers are growing the crop.
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3 Republican incumbents running in down ballot state races

Three Republican incumbents are running for re-election in the statewide races for commissioner of agriculture, auditor and treasurer. Their Democratic opponents are each first-time candidates for the offices.

Kentucky Ag Commissioner requests disaster declaration

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

U.S. agriculture secretary visits Kentucky hemp operations

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue toured hemp facilities in Lexington and Louisville on Tuesday.

Quarles wins GOP nomination for ag commissioner

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

State on the lookout for credit card skimmers at gas pumps

Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) inspectors are on the lookout for credit card skimmers in motor fuel pumps across the Commonwealth.

Quarles: Sales of Kentucky hemp products surged in 2018

Kentucky's agriculture commissioner says sales of the state's hemp products surged in 2018, as did the amount hemp farmers were paid.
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Constitutional officers encourage Kentuckians to help solve hunger

Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, Attorney General Andy Beshear, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Auditor Mike Harmon and Treasurer Allison Ball spent Wednesday rallying Kentuckians to join the fight against hunger.

Ag commissioner opposing “Green New Deal” with whoopee cushion

Ky Rep. agriculture commissioner giving away green whoopee cushion in opposition to "Green New Deal"

Ag Commissioner to run for re-election

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles filed papers Thursday to seek a second term in office.

Kentucky official unveiling initiative to fight hunger

Kentucky's agriculture commissioner plans to announce an initiative to combat hunger.
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Kentucky nonprofits receive money on ‘Day of Giving’

Walmart Foundation State Giving Grants totalling more than $500,000 awarded to nonprofits in Kentucky.

Kentucky Ag Department seeking interns for next summer

College students pursuing careers in agriculture or government can apply for internships in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
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Kentucky agriculture commissioner will travel to Japan

Kentucky's agriculture commissioner will travel to Japan next week as part of a trade mission with the United States Meat Export Federation.
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Ag Commissioner warns farmers of hay-buying scam

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles is cautioning area farmers to stay alert for possible scams targeting hay buyers and sellers.
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State officials discuss Zika threat, response measures at summit

Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), renowned experts and response partners gathered in Lexington on Thursday for the 2017 Kentucky Zika Summit.

Quarles: Kentucky farmers invited to participate in Twitter chat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is inviting farmers and other people who have answered a NASS survey to participate in a social media chat Friday at 1:00 p.m. EDT at #StatChat on Twitter.
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KDA Legislation Seeks to Help Businesses, Individuals Feed Hungry in KY

The Department of Agriculture is proposing 2 pieces of legislation that will help incentivize businesses and individuals who wish to donate to food organizations in the state.
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Several Beekeeping Workshops Set for 2017

Kentucky officials have scheduled several beekeeping workshops around the state through May.

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