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Update: Kentucky Hemp is Flourishing

Kentucky farmers need to grow hemp

After some issues at the start of the hemp plot programs in Kentucky, including a lengthy legal battle for their seeds, it seems the hemp crops have begun to flourish at a mind-blowing rate. The industrial hemp stalks have now grown from 6 feet to a whopping 16 feet in ...

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Kentucky announces 5 hemp pilot projects

Kentucky hemp field

Kentucky’s first legal hemp production in at least 50 years will include five projects in conjunction with state universities to test whether the crop can help clean soil on former industrial sites, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said Monday. Each of the projects will be paid for through private contributions ...

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Steve Beshear Asks Obama For Help With Hemp

Obama and Beshear - Can they agree on hemp?

In a shift toward embracing a potential new agricultural industry, Gov. Steve Beshear has written to President Barack Obama asking for help with hemp. “While experience in Canada tells us that the economic opportunities in the hemp industry are still largely unknown, we want to explore any and all opportunities ...

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Industrial Hemp Bill Hits Rocks in Kentucky

Hemp history week - Movie screening-Bringing it home

Senate Bill 50 would bring industrial hemp, a cash crop, back to the farming communities in Kentucky that need the growth and fresh industry. AP-Momentum for a bill laying the groundwork for a possible industrial hemp comeback skidded to a halt Wednesday when a Kentucky House panel failed to vote ...

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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 ...

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Kentucky:Hemp Commission to Meet Again…

After 10 years of no meetings on the important subject of how to bring hemp back to our farmers. Kentucky was a key state in producing industrial hemp for the war effort during WW2. Please take a moment to read this hemp story! Hemp Commission to meet for first time ...

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Senate Hemp Bill Introduced

The momentum builds and the ball is rolling towards the future for hemp in America! A round of applause for Senators from Oregon, Kentucky and Vermont! In a show of Bipartisan teamwork they have put forth a Senate bill that would finally exclude Industrial hemp from is Cousin Marijuana in ...

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Tea Party for Hemp?

Can you feel the change happening… it’s coming and in a big way. I think this is the year that Hemp will finally be taken seriously – and it seems Kentucky is leading the way. Here is a great article written by Johnathon Miller, “the former two-term elected Kentucky State ...

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Legalizing Hemp Sends The Wrong Message?

Once again The Federal Government  has shown that they are unwilling to to look at the facts and ask intelligent questions when it comes to the possibility that Industrial Hemp could be legalized in the US. Earlier this week the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Appalachia High ...

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Kentucky: Hemp Laws are Inching Forward

Is industrial hemp,  once a major cash crop in Kentucky,  about to make a comeback in the state? Maybe although major obstacles would still have to be overcome before Kentucky farmers could again legally grow hemp, which produces strong fibers used in fabrics, ropes and other materials. The biggest of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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