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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…

McConnell Signs Farm Bill Conference Report With Kentucky Hemp Pen

Farm Bill is a Victory for American Agriculture

KENTUCKY:  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that his language to legalize industrial hemp is officially included in the finalized Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill). The Farm Bill Conference Report takes serious steps to ensure the future of American agriculture, and it contains the legislation — championed by Majority Leader McConnell — that Read the full article…

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…

University Of Kentucky Researchers Harvest Hemp Crop

UK’s research project included 13 different varieties managed for either fiber production or seed production.

KENTUCKY:   University of Kentucky researchers have harvested the university’s first hemp crop in decades. “It was a good growing season for many crops, not just hemp,” said David Williams, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment agronomist and co-project lead. “Precipitation was excellent this year and more than adequate for growth. The only downside to the growing season Read the full article…

Hemp Crop Takes Root In Kentucky

Kentucky's first hemp crop takes root.

KENTUCKY:  A month after the seeds for Kentucky’s first legal hemp crop were released to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, hundreds of leafy plants are growing in research fields across Kentucky. After initial fears that government holdups on delivering the seed would limit growers’ ability to get a good crop, seeds were released and planted Read the full article…

Are Feds Trying To Run Down Clock On Kentucky Hemp Seeds?

Rainer Nowotny, managing director of Hanffaser Uckermark eG., checks the quality of hemp plants July 27, 2013, in Prenzlau, Germany. The company produces insulating material and animal bedding out of hemp.

KENTUCKY:  With just about two weeks until the end of planting season, Kentucky’s Agriculture Department agreed Friday to jump through a federal agency’s hoops so it can get hemp seeds that already are in the state. State officials say they will file a four-page application for a one-page federal permit to obtain industrial hemp seeds that U.S. Customs Read the full article…

Hemp Seeds Could Be In Kentucky Hands By weekend

The U.S. is unquestionably the largest market for hemp products

KENTUCKY:  Federal officials could release a 250-pound shipment of hemp seeds to Kentucky by the end of the week, according to a spokeswoman for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer. The shipment arrived in Louisville last week, but the Drug Enforcement Agency told Comer his department would have to apply for a Schedule I controlled substance Read the full article…

DEA Seizes Kentucky’s Hemp Seeds Despite Congressional Legalization

The DEA has offered a wide variety of explanations to Kentucky officials perplexed at the seizure. "They're interpreting the law a hundred different ways," Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer (R) told HuffPost. "The only way they're not interpreting it is the way it actually reads."

KENTUCKY: The Drug Enforcement Administration has seized a batch of seeds that were intended to be part of the launch of Kentucky’s legal hemp industry following congressional legalization of the crop for research purposes. The DEA has offered a wide variety of explanations to Kentucky officials perplexed at the seizure. “They’re interpreting the law a Read the full article…

Kentucky Likely Won't Lead Nation On Hemp

While the U.S. Justice Department has indicated it won't challenge marijuana legalization laws, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said last week that he wants to make sure that means the federal government won't attempt to prosecute farmers here who grow hemp.

KENTUCKY: Hopes of Kentucky being among the first states to plant a commercial hemp crop are waning, as officials here await more federal guidance on its legality even as other states — such as Colorado and Oregon — push ahead with plans for a crop next year. While the U.S. Justice Department has indicated it won’t challenge Read the full article…

Kentucky Likely Won't Lead Nation On Hemp

While the U.S. Justice Department has indicated it won't challenge marijuana legalization laws, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said last week that he wants to make sure that means the federal government won't attempt to prosecute farmers here who grow hemp.

KENTUCKY: Hopes of Kentucky being among the first states to plant a commercial hemp crop are waning, as officials here await more federal guidance on its legality even as other states — such as Colorado and Oregon — push ahead with plans for a crop next year. While the U.S. Justice Department has indicated it won’t challenge Read the full article…