Hemp pilot projects finding fertile ground in Kentucky

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Dan Dickson       Cynthiana farmer Brian Furnish has a successful tobacco and cattle operation but wants to make life better for his family and many other Kentucky farmers who once depended on tobacco for their living. “I’ve seen what’s happened with the decline of tobacco,” said Furnish. …

State ag commissioner updates Boyle chamber on hemp production

Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:17 am By VICTORIA ALDRICH [email protected] Of all the plants that humans have cultivated throughout history, few are as versatile as hemp. Its fibers easily convert into rope, clothing and furniture material, insulation, plastics, paper and mulch. Its seeds are perfect for birdseed, hemp milk, protein powder and fish bait. …

Caudill Seed becoming poster child for hemp legalization

            Pat Caudill, left, is pictured with Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and Dan Caudill. The Caudill brothers are co-owners of Caudill Seed Co.  Kevin EigelbachReporter- Business FirstEmail  | Follow Kevin on Twitter Louisville-based Caudill Seed Co. is quickly becoming the poster child for the legalization of hemp production in Kentucky. The company has …