AG SECRETARY JAMES COMER IN WASHINGTON PUSHING FOR HEMP LEGISLATION PDF Print
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 04:36

 

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer from Tompkinsville heads a bi-partisan delegation to Washington this week, to get federal approval to grow industrial hemp in Kentucky.

 

Comer says they have a lot of meetings scheduled over a three-day period, with a lot of groups, in an effort to get officials to allow hemp to be grown here. He says firms that make hemp products have been in touch with his office, in support of his efforts.

 

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He says they currently have support from seven of Kentucky's eight-member Congressional delegation, and hope to gain the blessings of the final one, Republican Congressman Hal Rogers of Somerset.

 

Comer adds, it's a common sense issue that will create jobs and help Kentucky farmers.

 

 

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