Kentucky Proud Connection 2013

Before a packed house filled with hemp supporters, the Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 50, Sen. Paul Hornback's legislation that provides an administrative framework if and when the federal government legalizes industrial hemp.

Comer committed the state ag department to carry out the regulatory responsibilities in the industrial hemp bill and later weighed the bill's prospects in the full Senate. (Video)

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has announced that the deadline for submitting entries to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's annual Poster and Essay Contest has been extended to Feb. 22.