Brent Burchett

Joseph Kelly, Murray KY

  Applicants for Kentucky’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program will have the chance to appear before an appeals panel under a new process in a bill awaiting the Governor’s signature.

Ebony Clark, WKMS

Murray State University hosted a Hemp Education and Field Day Thursday, August 4th, giving area residents insight on the hemp plots being grown at the university.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Hemp has been used legally for years in products that display the US Department of Agriculture’s Organic Seal--as long as those products are imported. Any hemp based product originating from a domestic crop is banned from carrying this same organic certification. Kentucky Department of Agriculture Officials have said such a ban is a discriminatory act.

Whitney Jones, WKMS

Kentucky’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Research Program is expanding as it rolls into its third year.

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

A Murray local has been selected to head a division at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  

Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles says Brent Burchett will head the Division of Value-Added Plant Production.