UofL’s ‘energy crops’ harvested for research

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov, 1, 2017) – Someday, a 3-D printed medical implant made from hemp oil may save your life, or a hemp-based biofuel may power your vehicle.Those are just the tip of the iceberg of possible outcomes of work being done at the University of Louisville’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, where on …

On 23 Acres of hillside placed in the Appalachian Mountains…

      If I Never Farm Another Day: What 'Sometimes' Farming has Given Me. . . Maybe I am A 'Sometimes' Farmer, frankly. I love a fancy heeled shoe, flash and traveling around for food I didn't prepare. For six long and short years, I have dreaded drought and snow. I have carried milk …

Hemp harvest begins

Kentucky State researchers begin to bring in school’s 1st crop By Brent Schanding, Published: September 25, 2015 8:20AM Kentucky State University researchers on Wednesday began harvesting the school’s first hemp crop at the Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm on Mills Lane off U.S. 127 South. They spent about four hours in the field …

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala suspended U.S.-backed plans to begin eradication there and replaced the Peruvian drug czar who was advocating it

LIMA, Peru — Colombia surpassed Peru last year in land under coca cultivation, with Peru experiencing a 14 per cent drop in acreage for the plant used to make cocaine, according to UN data released Wednesday. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s annual report on Peruvian coca’s crop said it encompassed 42,900 hectares. It’s …

Studies Show Plants Released CO2 in the Winter, Contributing To Climate Change

Over the past five decades, agriculture has experienced a massive shift in crop production. We have basically learned how to produce more crop per acre, making production more efficient. Boston University assistant professor Josh Gray says “We know that crops have increased in productivity over this time period and they were in the right place …

USDA Gives GMO Potato Exclusive Approval

  The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reportedly deregulated a new genetically modified potato, adding the product to an exclusive list of now nine lab-made GMO food crops that can be sold in the United States. According to the J.R. Simplot Company, "this approval comes after a decade of scientific development, safety assessments and …

Jake Graves used to be a Kentucky hemp farmer, but that was 50 years ago

Jake Graves used to be a Kentucky hemp farmer, but that was 50 years ago. Now he's out front in the battle to bring the crop back. He calls it one of our unalienable rights -- "the freedom to farm." Jacob Hughes Graves III is one of Kentucky's native sons. He can trace his family …

Lawmakers promote hemp as cash crop in Kentucky Associated Press

      FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lawmakers have grown bolder in their push to allow farmers to grow hemp in Kentucky, a Bible-belt state where the issue was once considered politically taboo. Growing hemp is illegal under federal law, but supporters want to lift the state ban with hopes of Kentucky becoming a leading grower …