Assistant Ag Commissioner Wants Boss's Job

One of the Democratic candidates for West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner is trying to succeed his current boss.

Steve Miller has served as deputy under long-time current commissioner Gus Douglass.

He says the state's farmers have to deal with changes in much as the industrial world.

"When I was at WVU, sitting through those classes in chemistry, biology and bacteriology, I wondered what I would ever have to use this for," Miller says. "Today, I find out I use it almost every day. It's extremely important, I think, that you get someone with the experience and knowledge, not just about farming, because that's an important part of what we do, but it's a very small part."

Miller is one of five candidates running for the Democratic nomination for West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner in the May primary.

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