Gubernatorial Campaigns Speak On Agriculture

The Warren County Republican Party held it's annual Lincoln Day Dinner on April 20, 2007.

Representatives from the three Republican Gubernatorial Campaigns were on hand at the dinner.

Anne Northup unveiled her agriculture plan on the same day as the dinner.

She says she wants to look at the big picture for a changing agricultural community.

She says her plan has a strategy for every single product.

"There's a big difference in what you get for beef, and for pork, and for corn, and vegetables depending what the marketing opportunities are, what the processing opportunities are, what the trade issues are," said Northup.

Governor Ernie Fletcher says he supported the Farm Bill when he was in Congress, the tobacco buyout, and he wants to diversify the industry.

"Our equine industry is the largest agriculture industry. We've worked hard with the Equestrian Games, the support we've had with breeder incentives, continuing to invest in the cattle industry, we're the largest producers east of the Mississippi," said Governor Fletcher.

Dick Wilson, who's running for Lieutenant Governor, on the Billy Harper ticket says his campaign wants to make sure the prices of commodities, like corn, don't sky rocket.

"Biodiesel, ethanol, it's going to be tremendously important to the state of Kentucky and opening up the plants all around the state is vitally important," said Wilson.

There are seven Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates.

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