Hemp http://wkms.org en Want To Grow Hemp in Tennessee? There Are Some Hoops to Jump Through http://wkms.org/post/want-grow-hemp-tennessee-there-are-some-hoops-jump-through <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has just&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/regulatory/industrial_hemp_regs.pdf" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(42, 89, 161);">proposed rules</a>&nbsp;for farmers wanting to grow hemp, and they’re pretty strict.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:44:27 +0000 Micah Bradley (Nashville Public Radio) 41416 at http://wkms.org Want To Grow Hemp in Tennessee? There Are Some Hoops to Jump Through Kentucky May Provide Loans to Lure Hemp Processors http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-may-provide-loans-lure-hemp-processors <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Kentucky’s burgeoning hemp industry may receive a shot in the arm later this year if the state changes a loan program for agricultural processors.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:41:05 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41083 at http://wkms.org Kentucky May Provide Loans to Lure Hemp Processors What Role Can Hemp Play in Kentucky's Future Ag Economy? http://wkms.org/post/what-role-can-hemp-play-kentuckys-future-ag-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a cool, overcast afternoon at Gaining Grounds Farm, about 60 miles south of Lexington. About 90 people, many of them veterans, farmers, or a combination thereof, are seated under a makeshift tent, taking refuge from a light rain that’s drizzling Gaining Ground's undulating 425 acres.</span></p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:36:25 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40943 at http://wkms.org What Role Can Hemp Play in Kentucky's Future Ag Economy? 'Growing Warriors' To Begin Planting Hemp This Week http://wkms.org/post/growing-warriors-begin-planting-hemp-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of Kentucky military veteran farmers say they will plant a crop of hemp seeds this week following a federal court hearing.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Agriculture Department had sued the Drug Enforcement Agency over the DEA's seizure of hemp seeds imported for research. A judge ruled that the seeds can be released with the proper permits.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 15:19:44 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40652 at http://wkms.org 'Growing Warriors' To Begin Planting Hemp This Week Comer Sues Federal Government Over Hemp Seed Seizure http://wkms.org/post/comer-sues-federal-government-over-hemp-seed-seizure <p>The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has filed suit against the federal government over its seizure of 250 pounds of imported hemp seeds that arrived in Louisville from Italy last week.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 21:42:23 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40565 at http://wkms.org Comer Sues Federal Government Over Hemp Seed Seizure Kentucky's Hemp Saga Appears Headed for Court http://wkms.org/post/kentuckys-hemp-saga-appears-headed-court <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is preparing to go to court to get 250 pounds of hemp seeds released to the state.&nbsp; The seeds, imported from Italy, <a href="http://wkms.org/post/hemp-seeds-face-one-final-hurdle-making-kentucky-soil">are being held at a UPS warehouse in Louisville</a>.&nbsp; The Drug Enforcement Administration argues a special permit is needed from the federal agency, despite language in the Farm Bill.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 20:15:34 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 40529 at http://wkms.org Kentucky's Hemp Saga Appears Headed for Court Hemp Seeds Face One Final Hurdle Before Making Into Kentucky Soil http://wkms.org/post/hemp-seeds-face-one-final-hurdle-making-kentucky-soil <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A shipment of hemp seeds from Italy has made it to Kentucky, but there’s a problem.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Customs officials in Louisville have so far refused to release the 250 pound shipment to the state Agriculture Department.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:40:34 +0000 Kevin Willis (Kentucky Public Radio) 40427 at http://wkms.org Hemp Seeds Face One Final Hurdle Before Making Into Kentucky Soil Kentucky Hemp Research Project Looms Near http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-hemp-research-project-looms-near <p>As the first of five Kentucky hemp research tests draws near, local farmers and officials are considering the plant’s economic viability.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Parker Franklin 40343 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Hemp Research Project Looms Near AG Conway Offers to Assist With Pilot Hemp Project http://wkms.org/post/ag-conway-offers-assist-pilot-hemp-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is offering to assist hemp supporters as the state prepares for the start of a hemp-growing pilot program this year. &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; text-indent: 48px;">The pilot projects were made possible by the passage of the United States Farm Bill that was signed into law by the President on Feb. 7.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:33:20 +0000 The Associated Press 38702 at http://wkms.org AG Conway Offers to Assist With Pilot Hemp Project Industrial Hemp Provision Makes It into Farm Bill http://wkms.org/post/industrial-hemp-provision-makes-it-farm-bill <p></p><p>An amendment legalizing hemp production for research has made it into the Farm Bill that will be up for a vote soon in Congress.&nbsp;The amendment, co-sponsored by Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie, allows universities and state agriculture departments to grow hemp for study purposes. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:49:53 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 38332 at http://wkms.org Industrial Hemp Provision Makes It into Farm Bill