Kentucky Hemp 2017

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has approved 209 applications from growers who plan to cultivate up to 12,800 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2017, nearly triple the number of acres that were approved for the previous year. Additionally,...

California Proposition 64

California legalized recreational marijuana by passing Proposition 64. The prop also allows for the industrial production of #hemp. Hemp boosters say cultivation could pull in more money than weed, and California could dominate the US market for hemp. Others are...

Hemp in Mason County

Industrial hemp production in Kentucky is back under a pilot program introduced in the Farm Bill legislation of 2014.  Under the language of that law, farmers in Kentucky and other states began growing industrial hemp through research pilot programs at the...
Hemp-laden pickup truck discovered in WalMart parking lot

Hemp-laden pickup truck discovered in WalMart parking lot

It’s happened. You just knew it was going to happen. An extremely stupid man has been apprehended by law enforcement authorities in a Harrodsburg, Kentucky, WalMart parking lot. His crime? Stealing hemp from a farm in Boyle County, putting the contraband plants...

8 things you didn’t know about hemp

This is a terrific primer for anyone who doesn’t know much about industrial hemp. Actually, it’s much more than that…it’s a must read.   From PBS News Hour: 8 things you didn’t know about hemp hat tip: Sharon Lee...