Lexington- LTE: Quarles for Ag Commish

Letter to the Editor, Herald-Leader – We’re fortunate that one of Kentucky’s most accomplished native sons is running for agriculture commissioner. Ryan Quarles is a rising star, having been elected three times to the state House as a Republican — the third time by an overwhelming majority of a significantly new constituency as a result of … Continued

Bardstown- Ag commissioner candidate campaigns in Nelson County

By Randy Patrick, The Kentucky Standard – Opposing burdensome waterways regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and promoting the export of Kentucky farm products are among the issues Ryan Quarles is emphasizing in his campaign for state commissioner of agriculture. State Reps. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, left, and David Floyd, R-Bardstown, meet with Louis Culver at Culver’s … Continued

OWENSBORO- Cattlemen, tobacco farmers hear agriculture commissioner candidates

By Keith Lawrence, Messenger-Inquirer – Kentucky’s next agriculture commissioner won’t be elected by farmers, Ray Bowman, owner of Farmstead Media Group, told a forum Saturday morning at the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association convention at the Owensboro Convention Center. The commissioner will be elected, he said, by people who know little about agriculture. “Most people don’t know what … Continued

Bowling Green- Down-ticket race, already looking past May primary, jumpstarts 2015 debate season

By Kevin Wheatley, CN2 Pure Politics – A pair of candidates met in the 2015 election cycle’s first debate on Friday, but it wasn’tone of the 60 sought by Republican gubernatorial hopeful Hal Heiner. A group of Kentucky grain farmers associations hosted a forum between Kentucky agriculture commissioner candidates Jean-Marie Lawson Spann, a Bowling Green Democrat … Continued