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3:40 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer Closes Fuel Testing Lab Started by Richie Farmer

James Comer
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An expensive fuel lab run by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture is being shut down to save the state money. 

The lab was meant to test the quality of fuel from pumps across the state. It was the brainchild of former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, who promised other states would eventually sign contracts with the lab and generate significant revenue.

Those contracts never materialized—and so far and the lab has been a money guzzler.

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