Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles

The Food and Drug Administration’s first proposed regulation related to smokeless tobacco is getting attention from agriculture and health officials in Kentucky. 

A comment period on the federal proposal ends next Monday.

Alyssa Faith Ericson is co-founder of both Kentucky Hempsters and United Hemp Industries.  She talked with Tom Martin about the move to revive hemp farming and hemp production in Kentucky.

Kentucky Ag Department Forms New Commission on Hunger

Jan 7, 2016
Stu Johnson / WEKU News

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is establishing a new Commission on Hunger. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles made the announcement Thursday at the state capitol during a rally against hunger.  Quarles says the commission’s initial goal is to develop an inventory of agencies working to help hungry Kentuckians.  Quarles says the commission will consists of “A coalition of folks who are currently solving the problem, folks who are best abled positioned to solve the problem and folks who may not even know that they have the capacity to address this issue.”