Quarles wins commissioner of agriculture

Republican state Rep. Ryan Quarles has defeated his Democratic rival in a hard-fought race to be Kentucky’s next agriculture commissioner. Quarles campaigned on his farming pedigree: He raised crops on his family’s central Kentucky farm to help pay for college, where he studied agricultural economics on his way to becoming a lawyer. The 31-year-old lawmaker … Continued


Staff, WHVO Radio, Republican Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner candidate Ryan Quarles is encouraging farmers and other western Kentucky voters to head to the polls on Tuesday, November 3rd. Quarles was joined by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer during a campaign stop Thursday night at the home of Bob and Mallory Lawrence. Comer expressed his support for Quarles, who … Continued

Bardstown- Quarles wants to beef up ag diversification

By Randy Patrick, Kentucky Standard– Ten years after the tobacco settlement and federal buyout, Kentucky’s farming is becoming more diversified, and Ryan Quarles, the Republican candidate for state commissioner of agriculture, wants to make it even more so. “I want to aggressively pursue any emerging crop or emerging market. That includes international trade, but it also … Continued

Richmond- Quarles says He’s Uniquely Qualified to be Ag Commish

By Bill Robinson, Richmond Register– With the Nov. 3 general election less than seven weeks away, candidates for state offices are making more frequent visits to Madison County. On Friday morning, state Rep. Ryan Quarles of Georgetown, Republican nominee for agriculture commissioner, addressed cattle farmers at the Madison County Stockyards. He also made a midday visit … Continued

Bowling Green- Quarles says legislative and farm background key to election

By Michael Glossum, WBKO-TV– Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles stopped in Bowling Green for a fundraiser this week. He stopped by the studio and tells us why his farming background and legislative background are important to be ag commissioner. “My time served as a legislator in the general assembly is a good background to have, … Continued

Glasgow- Quarles: Only 49 days until election time

By Melinda Overstreet, Glasgow Daily Times– Ryan Quarles said people are just now really starting to pay attention to this year’s upcoming elections, and they’ve only got 49 days left. He’s got that many days to convince Kentucky voters that he’s the better candidate for agriculture commissioner, rather than Jean-Marie Lawson Spann, for example, but … Continued

Bowling Green- Politicians still examining new EPA rule

By Katie Brandenburg, Bowling Green Daily News–  Elected officials and candidates for Kentucky commissioner of agriculture are still reviewing a rule from the Environmental Protection Agency, though several are concerned about the impact the rule might have on farmers and businesses. The EPA issued the final Clean Water rule last week, defining the scope of … Continued

Press Release: Ryan Quarles Issues Statement Concerning EPA’s Waters of the US Regulation.

Georgetown, KY  Ryan Quarles’ Commissioner of Agriculture campaign released the following statement today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule to regulate “the waters of the United States” (WOTUS): “While it will take time to read and digest what is in the EPA’s final rule, make no mistake, the Waters of the US regulations are … Continued

Somerset- Ag commissioner candidate visits Pulaski

By Carla Slavey, Somerset Commonwealth Journal– One of the two Republican candidates running for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner stopped in Somerset Tuesday to let local farmers know he has the background to step into the office, along with plans on keeping federal government away from local farms. Ryan Quarles, current state representative of Scott, Owen and part … Continued