Credibility drives Farm Bureau forum between Agriculture Commissioner candidates

10/13/2011 03:50 PM

LOUISVILLE — Since May, the two men hoping to replace Republican Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer have argued over who has the better credentials.

In front of the Kentucky Farm Bureau on Wednesday, Republican James Comer and Democrat Bob Farmer continued their arguments in front of leaders they’ll directly work with if elected as Agriculture Commissioner.

Comer, a state representative from Tompkinsville, touted his career as a farmer and state official, while criticizing Farmer for a career in marketing and little to no agriculture experience.

Farmer rebutted that by saying the job of the commissioner is that of a leader, not a farmer.

And for most of the two hours Comer and Farmer addressed the Farm Bureau, they agreed that the farm industry needs more resources and money from state government.

What they couldn’t agree on was who would be best to accomplish those goals.

Here’s Pure Politics’ take on the Farm Bureau Forum:

-Reporting and video production by Kenny Colston

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