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Tom Wilmes

AgTech Scientific celebrated the opening of its 2-million-square-foot indoor hemp cultivation facility and ag processing center in Paris, Kentucky, in October. Read more

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Representatives of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association lobby Washington lawmakers for access to federal banking and protections such as crop insurance. Read more

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With robust growth, investment and infrastructure, Kentucky is well-positioned to lead the way through the hazy uncertainties of legalized hemp. Read more

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Drew Purcell

Sales of Kentucky hemp products tripled in 2018, and hemp processors spent twice as much on hemp materials harvested by Kentucky farmers as compared to the previous year, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles said. Read more

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Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles submitted the states’s regulatory framework for hemp to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for approval. Read more

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The Bluegrass region's road to reclaiming its status as the "hemp capital of the world" Read more

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Drew Purcell

As Kentucky’s expanding industrial hemp research program enters its fourth planting season, laws are changing and challenges remain. Read more

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Nearly 13,000 acres of industrial hemp will be grown under Kentucky’s fourth year of pilot programs aimed at resurrecting the long-banned plant as a viable cash crop. Read more

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Kentucky’s emergent industrial hemp growers and processors can now apply to be part of the Commonwealth’s fourth year of research pilot programs run by the state Department of Agriculture. Read more

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Kentucky’s nascent industrial hemp industry took an important step forward Wednesday with the announcement of a major public-partnership. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Winchester-based hemp proce Read more

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Hemp harvest at Ashland

Theresa Stanley

For the first time in more than 100 years, hemp was harvested at Lexington’s historic Ashland Estate. Under the direction of the Kentucky-based industrial hemp processing company United Hemp Industries, with help from the University of Kentucky Hemp Read more

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CV Sciences Inc., a Nevada-based startup working to produce supplements containing the hemp extract cannabidiol (CBD), has announced the donation of internationally sourced hemp seed to several Kentucky universities and farms.... Read more

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Illustration by Catherine NicholsWith Kentucky farmers set to begin planting under the state’s third year of hemp pilot research projects, a main industry association is hosting... Read more

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Illustration by Catherine NicholsSelect Kentucky farmers will be growing more hemp in 2016 than at any time since the federal government effectively banned the crop in the 1930s,... Read more

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Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told a gathering in Lexington that industrial hemp is poised for exponential growth, with thousands of jobs from field work to possessing to sales expected to follow.“We’re going... Read more

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Industrial hemp is getting a lot of ink, air time and social media attention in Kentucky lately.In the second year of the state’s hemp pilot program, 121 farmers were selected to grow a total of 1,740 acres of the crop in demonstration... Read more

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Cynthiana farmer Brian Furnish has a successful tobacco and cattle operation but wants to make life better for his family and many other Kentucky farmers who once depended on tobacco for their living.“I’ve seen what’s happened... Read more

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Frankfort, KY – It had a finish fitting of March Madness as time ran down on the legislative clock and a last second shot to pass the hemp bill (Senate Bill 50) hit nothing but net.But the outcome of the game... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Between the ages of eight and fifteen, I went to summer camp on a Jessamine County farm where industrial hemp had been grown in an earlier generation. In the underbrush, the occasional reminder could... Read more

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Frankfort, KY - Rep. Tom McKee (D-Cynthiana), chair of the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee, said in a weekend interview that he will call Senate Bill (SB) 50, the industrial hemp bill, up for a vote in... Read more

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