Kentucky Industrial Hemp Production Starting Second Planting

Currently in the experimental stage, hemp production methods at the 20 Kentucky growers have been in line with how the plant is grown in Canada

KENTUCKY: From THC levels to plant shape and uses, industrial hemp is worlds apart from its cannabis cousin marijuana, Maysville Rotary Club members learned on Tuesday. Speaking at its meeting was Adam Watson, manager of the Organic Certification Program at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Watson is also coordinator for the industrial hemp program in Kentucky Read the full article…

Mitch McConnell’s Love Affair with Hemp

McConnell—then the Senate’s minority leader—worked furiously to free the seeds from the DEA’s clutches and continued the pro-hemp drumbeat throughout 2014, as he campaigned for reelection.

KENTUCKY: Last May, a shipment of 250 pounds of hemp seeds left Italy destined for Kentucky as part of a pilot project made legal by the 2014 federal farm bill. Kentucky farmers had long hoped for a crop that could fill the void left by the decline of tobacco, and many thought that industrial hemp, Read the full article…

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Looking For Hemp Growers For 2015

"We're looking to conduct a wide scope of pilot projects in 2015. When the day comes that commercial hemp production is open to all producers and processors in Kentucky, we want to be ready."

KENTUCKY:  The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is taking applications for next year’s industrial hemp pilot projects. Potential growers must apply by Jan. 1; farmers who are chosen will be notified in late January. “The first round of pilot projects with the universities and individual farmers in 2014 yielded a tremendous amount of data about production Read the full article…