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Issue Position: Equine Policy

Issue Position

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As the next Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, James R. Comer will work closely with the equine industry in Kentucky to ensure that our state's signature industry quickly rebounds from its current downturn to regain its status as Kentucky's #1 agricultural cash crop.

1. Will work to pass legislation which eliminates the unfair sales tax that horse breeders are required to pay on all breeding costs, feed costs, fertilizer costs, fencing supplies and all other necessary farm expenses, which all other farmers are excluded from paying. Passage of the equine sales exemption will treat horse farmers like every other farmer in Kentucky and significantly boost their bottom line.
2. Will allow the equine industry to participate in the Kentucky Proud Program.
3. Will work closely with the Thoroughbred Industry to see that the purses at Kentucky race tracks are competitive with other states.

Equine Policy Advisory Committee:
Lori Osborne, Prospect
Frank Penn, Lexington
Tony Moreno, Versailles
Donnie Butler, Edmonton

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