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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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Vermont: Rep. Peter Welch joins the effort to legalize industrial hemp

Vermont supporters of hemp received a boost Tuesday when U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., signed on as a co-sponsor of The Industrial Hemp Farming Act. That measure, introduced five months ago in the House by Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, would remove federal restrictions on the cultivation of hemp, a crop Paul calls a non-drug variety …

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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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Hemp House-Asheville, NC revisited-Video explaining hempcrete’s use

This video from 2009 is an interesting reminder of the simplicity and yet the brilliance of the hempcrete technology.  It is also great for learning about the construction techniques that were used when building the hemp house.  Remember the video is about building a house out of hemp. The sustainability will come when people like Obama legalize hemp for …

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Australia’s Hemp Industry Caught Up in Political Red Tape

Here is an article on the Effort to “Grow” the Hemp Industry in a North Eastern Australian Town. THE push to reignite struggling Monto (Queensland, Australia) by making it a key growing and processing centre for  Queensland’s emerging $10 million commercial hemp industry has been stalled by government red tape. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ENTIRE …

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Grow Your Own Home?

According to Klara Marosszeky with 2.5 hecters of Land you can basically grow enough materials to make a basic beautful home. Learn more and see the Home that Hemp Built by clicking the link below. CLICK HERE! – GROW YOUR OWN HOME

Great website on “How to grow Hemp”

If you are interested in growing your own Industrial Hemp, these guys have a deep site with everything you’ll ever need to know – from sorting seeds to drying plants: How to grow Hemp – Full grow guide- All about hemp growing.

Kentucky farmers need to grow hemp

Cash Crop

NEW BILLION-DOLLAR CROP Popular Mechanics 1938 – AMERICAN farmers are promised a new cash crop with an annual value of several hundred million dollars, all because a machine has been invented which solves a problem more than 6,000 years old. It is hemp, a crop that will not compete with other American products. Instead, it …

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