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Kentucky-State expects hemp program to grow

From the Bowling Green Daily News: Kentucky‘s industrial hemp research pilot program heads into its fourth growing season with expectations that it will continue to expand. Applications are being accepted through Nov. 14 by the state Department of Agriculture. But farmers should note that there are some new fees for participants, including a first-time $350 …

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Mitch McConnell Supports Industrial Hemp In Kentucky

Mitch McConnell Joins Rand Paul In Supporting Industrial Hemp In Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday came out in support of developing industrial hemp in Kentucky, becoming the most powerful voice to back the state’s contentious effort. “I am convinced that allowing its production will be a positive development for Kentucky’s farm …

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Kentucky: Momentum builds behind bill to legalize hemp farming

WHAS11 – Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says momentum is building behind a bill that would show the federal government that the state is ready to legalize hemp farming. Comer says the majority of Kentucky residents want to explore hemp as an alternative to tobacco farming. Supporters say it is a great economic opportunity but …

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Kentucky: Lawmakers say Hemp would be a boon to agriculture

Kentucky.com – Kentucky farmers could be on the forefront of agriculture again with an age-old crop: hemp. With the support of Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Kentucky legislators filed a bill Thursday to put Comer at the head of the long-dormant Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission and renew a push to bring the crop back. Hemp, otherwise …

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Kentucky Leads the Way

Industrial Hemp Farming in Kentucky could be a reality if Commissioner -elect James Comer has his way. Hemp.Com Commends Mr. Comer for his knowledge, open-mindedness and willingness to educate the public about industrial hemp. < ———————————————————————————————————————–> Read the full article by Gabe Bullard from WFPL below. Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner-elect James Comer is planning to support …

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DEA’s myopic policy on industrial hemp hinders Kentucky’s economy

Keith Halladay, KY – This past January, on the first day of the Kentucky legislature’s 2011 session, state Sens. Joey Pendleton, Perry Clark, and Kathy Stein introduced Senate Bill 30, which would create regulatory and licensing procedures for Kentucky residents wishing to grow industrial hemp. The bill provides for criminal background checks of growers, sellers …

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