HEMP IS NOW GROWING IN THE BLUEGRASS AGAIN PDF Print
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 05:25

Kentucky now has hemp growing in the bluegrass.  While they hadn’t plan to plant on Saturday morning in Christian County, a group of dedicated individuals took the advice of those who know best as Katie Moyer explains:

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Moyer, who is one of three House Appointed members of the Kentucky Hemp Coalition, says farmers she has met with are excited about the possibility of hemp being a new cash crop for Kentucky farmers:

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Industrial hemp was widely grown in Kentucky until the late 19th century and was re-established briefly in the 1940s to make products for the military. A Congressional Research Service study says hemp is contained in as many as 25,000 products in the global market including textiles, automotive applications, furniture, food products, paper, construction materials, and personal care products.

 

Moyer says there are additional plans to plant in Christian County:

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Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer has been the driving force behind the legalization of hemp and sees it as a potential cash crop for Kentucky farmers.

 

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