Former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, left, stood silent as his attorney J. Guthrie True gave a statement Thursday outside the federal courthouse in Lexington. Farmer pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he misused more than $450,000 in state money and property during his eight years as Kentucky's top agriculture official.  Photo by Pablo Alcalá | Staff
Former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, left, stood silent as his attorney J. Guthrie True gave a statement Thursday outside the federal courthouse in Lexington. Farmer pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he misused more than $450,000 in state money and property during his eight years as Kentucky's top agriculture official. Photo by Pablo Alcalá | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader
Former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, left, stood silent as his attorney J. Guthrie True gave a statement Thursday outside the federal courthouse in Lexington. Farmer pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he misused more than $450,000 in state money and property during his eight years as Kentucky's top agriculture official. Photo by Pablo Alcalá | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader

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