AgTech’s Diversified, Farmers-First Industrial Hemp Operation to Create 271 Jobs in Bourbon County

Company will work with farmers and UK, make $5M-plus initial investment in Paris facility for developing hemp-based productsFRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2018) – AgTech Scientific plans to create 271 jobs at a new hemp-products development and manufacturing center in Paris as it forges relationships with Kentucky farmers and partners on research projects with the state’s …

Anyone over 21 could grow weed at home under proposed Ohio ballot initiative

Randy Tucker, [email protected] group of local investors who failed in their bid to secure a state license to grow medical marijuana on Monday announced plans for a statewide ballot issue to fully legalize marijuana.Jimmy Gould, chairman of Cincinnati-based Green Light Acquisitions, proposed an Ohio constitutional amendment that would allow anyone 21 or older to grow …

Navdanya Call to Action against the Corporate Takeover of our Food and Health

People’s Assemblies for the Future of our Food and the Future of our PlanetFrom a century of genocide and ecocide by war-based corporations to a future of seed freedom, food freedom based on rights of nature and rights of humanity.In the last century big agribusiness with roots in the World War have poisoned millions of …

Time to Contact our Representatives about Samuel Girod

It’s time to start sending letters, emails, calls to the 8 elected representatives below (9 if you count Melania). Here’s the plan in two steps:STEP 1: Have your letter and social media post handy in a text doc. You can copy and paste from the examples below or click here to download samples, then edit …

What You Can Do to FREE Sam Girod

What You Can Do to FREE Sam Girod Please do whatever you can! The Backstory The FDA is trying to put Sam in jail for 58 YEARS for a labeling infraction. Basic story here: http://www.davidgumpert.com/2783-2 Indictment here with explanations: http://www.kyfreepress.com/2017/01/fda-girod-indictment/ Local CBS affiliate story here: http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/WKYT-Investigation-Amish-farmer-in-jail-awaiting-trial-facing-time-in-federal-prison-411915635.html   What You Can Do 1. We beg President …

Hemp Industries Association Files Petition Against DEA

Hemp Industries Association Files Petition Against DEA to Defend Lawful Hemp-Derived Products from Agency Overreach 19 Jan 2017 5:41 PM Suit Seeks to Defend Hemp Farmers, U.S. Businesses and Consumers from Illegal Attempt to Schedule Non-Psychoactive Hemp Derivatives as ‘Marihuana Extract’WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the leading non-profit trade association consisting of …

Seminars to provide information on Kentucky’s hemp industry

  Below and attached you will find details for a series of hemp seminars to be held across the state.  The seminars are a collaborative effort of the UK Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation, Kentucky Hemp Industries Association and Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  I highly recommend that participants in our Industrial Hemp Research …

KDA seeks applications for specialty crop projects

    For Immediate Release Thursday, March 3, 2016For more information contact: Angela Blank(502) 573-0450 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced that farmers and other eligible applicants in Kentucky may seek funding from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for producing and marketing “specialty crops.” Specialty crops are defined by the U.S. Department of …

2016 Industrial Hemp Project Applications Sought

Applicants must complete an application and submit it to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture no later than Nov. 5, 2015. FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) – Farmers, processors, universities, and others interested in conducting an industrial hemp pilot project in 2016, are invited to apply, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has announced. “The industrial hemp pilot projects have …

The Great Kentucky Hemp Experiment

By Jessica Firger 10/11/15 at 10:05 AM Above:  Western Kentucky University senior Corinn Sprigler helps harvest hemp plants at the WKU Farm in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in September 2014. Hemp potentially could be much more lucrative than tobacco if universities and farmers taking part in the Industrial Hemp Research Program, established by James Comer, Kentucky’s …

Ky Ag looking for farmers to grow hemp

Last updated: December 04. 2014 11:07AM - 1102 Views By Chris Cooper - [email protected]   The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications from the state’s farmers who would like to participate in an industrial hemp pilot project the beginning of next year. The application deadline is Jan. 1. Logan County farmers can find …

Kentucky agriculture commissioner brings pro-hemp message to Lexington

      Published: January 3, 2013 By Beverly Fortune — [email protected] Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer brought his pro-hemp message to the Lexington Forum on Thursday. Since taking office in 2011, Comer has held town meetings in all 120 Kentucky counties, inviting local legislators to attend, to promote industrial hemp. In the early 19th …

New Kentucky program helps veterans start farming

BEREA, KY. — Starting next month, Kentucky residents may see a new label on vegetables and farm products: Homegrown by Heroes. The label is part of a movement to help interested veterans learn to farm. Michael Lewis, the director of the Growing Warriors program, said farming helped both him and his brother after leaving the …

Kentucky ag chief says support for hemp is increasing statewide

    By Janet Patton — [email protected]   LOUISVILLE — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said he sees widespread support building in the General Assembly and across the state for legislation pushing industrial hemp. Comer told the Kentucky Farm Bureau that hemp represents the only potential job-creation effort under discussion in Frankfort. Afterward, Comer said …