Hemp

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  Kentucky officials are expecting a significant jump in hemp cultivation during 2017.  By years end, compared to a year ago, hemp acreage could grow three times.

Whitney Jones, WKMS

Three members of Kentucky’s U.S. Congressional delegation joined 16 other members of Congress in a letter Wednesday seeking clarification from federal agencies regarding industrial hemp guidelines.

Whitney Jones, WKMS

Kentuckians interested in participating in the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program next year are invited to apply to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

Joseph Kelly, Murray KY

  A new electronic trading platform for emerging commodities is setting the stage for Hemp to enter the trade market. Seed CX is a swap execution facility regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Affiliates met with industry leaders in Chicago early this week to discuss the future of hemp.

D-Kuru, Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky's Ag Commissioner is asking the United States Department of Agriculture to reconsider its latest set of rules regarding industrial hemp.

Last month, Ryan Quarles said he would be reviewing the USDA's 'Statement of Principles' to see how it relates to Kentucky's own pilot hemp research program.

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

A mixture of history and present day agricultural interests are interwoven on the grounds of Ashland near downtown Lexington.  Henry Clay’s estate was home to an education-based hemp harvest Tuesday.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  A federal opinion on industrial hemp research programs may provide new opportunities in Kentucky.  

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.

Whitney Jones, WKMS

Murray State University will host a Hemp Education and Field Day held at the Curris Center next month. 

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.

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