Department of Agriculture asks for less money in yearly budget

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 28 at 1:01 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) -- In a time when most state agencies are asking for more money, Kentucky's agriculture department is asking for less in this year’s budget - $500,000 less to be exact.

“We're really implemented some efficiency efforts in the department we've made the employees more accountable we're doing more for less and we're real proud of the job we're doing at the Department of Agriculture,” Commission of Agriculture, James Comer, said.

Comer said he's pleased with what the department has been doing to save money for the state.

This comes in the wake of the scandal involving former commissioner Richie Farmer -- who pleaded guilty to misuse of taxpayer money and abuse of power.

They are the only department to ask for less money this year.

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