Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Jamie Comer was in Todd County Thursday afternoon and met with members of the agriculture community for over an hour.
Comer met individually with several farmers and elected officials before speaking and answering questions from the entire group. The number one topic, of course, was the drought that has caused the federal government to declare 26 Kentucky counties as disaster areas.
Comer explained what exactly that means for farmers needing assistance.
There aren’t many things any form of government can do to help when the weather is the enemy, but Comer says the state is doing what it can, including lifting width restrictions on hauling hay.
Comer arrived at the Todd County Courthouse after meeting with officials at Murray State, who showed him experimental projects where more is being learned about creating ethanol from alternative crops. The commissioner said he believes the future of ethanol will likely not be dominated by corn as it is now.