Politics aside, officials focus on programs aimed at helping veterans

11/11/2013 09:45 PM

Veterans Day might be among the most bipartisan of holidays as Democratic and Republican politicians seek out ways to honor the men and women who served in the U.S. military.

In the case of the Homegrown by Heroes program devised by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, it honors veterans by helping those who have become farmers sell more of what they grow.

The branding and marketing program started in January and now is going nationwide, Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced Monday at an event at the Frazier History Museum.

And naturally on this Veterans Day, Comer was flanked by both Republicans and Democrats for the announcement:

Already, agriculture officials in seven states — California, Iowa, West Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut, Arkansas and Louisiana — have expressed interest in the program, Comer said.


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