Month: October 2013

Senator Richard Young Jr - Indiana Hemp Advocate

Industrial Hemp Could be Indiana’s Next Cash Crop

Indiana Senator Richard D. Young Jr. – Indiana’s agriculture sector has long been the backbone of the Hoosier economy. In 2011 alone, the Indiana Business Research Center estimates Indiana ag contributed $37.9 billion in economic output and supported 190,000 jobs. To ensure agriculture remains a vital driver of economic activity, it’s imperative lawmakers consider common …

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Kentucky-The Hemp State

Kentucky: Comer to pitch hemp to auto execs

Janet Patton wrote this great article on the Kentucky.com website on how industrial hemp is changing the ways we do business and how a change is possible through determined people! Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said hemp fibers could make cars “greener.” –Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will take his pitch for hemp to auto manufacturers …

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Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association

The Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association is a member-owned corporation providing assistance, information, and resources to partner-members endeavoring to produce or sell industrial hemp. Incorporated in 1994, the Cooperative seeks to uphold a tradition of legal and profitable hemp production in Kentucky. The original Kentucky hemp cooperative association, organized during WWII, produced high-quality industrial hemp …

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Hemp-It is time to allow farmers to grow hemp again

First Hemp harvest in more than fifty years begins in southeastern Colorado

America’s first (known) industrial hemp harvest in more than fifty years began this month in southeastern Colorado. This past spring, following last year’s passage of Amendment 64, which legalized small amounts of marijuana for adults and paved the way for industrial hemp production, farmer Ryan Loflin planted 55 acres of marijuana’s sober sister. Last week, …

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