Big Weed: ten farms could supply all of America with marijuana

When Washington State legalized recreational marijuana three years ago, it created a licensing regime that was supposed to protect and encourage small growers, but the data shows that marijuana growing has consolidated into a few large suppliers, even as the price per gram has fallen -- and that the industry's embrace of exotic derivatives like …

DECLARATION OF RIGHTS OF CANNABIS USERS

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and unalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a …

A look at Kentucky Cannabis Activists circa 2009

There are a lot of Cannabis Activists fighting the good fight here in the State of Kentucky.  They have been fighting for years - to no avail.  But we never give up!  We will keep fighting until we win! It started with Gatewood Galbraith, Craig Lee   and many more, some of whom are in …

Legalize marijuana for the state’s sake

Editorial Board In 1996 California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana. Since then 28 more states have approved the drug for medical use, with another eight, including California, allowing adults to use the drug recreationally. Unfortunately, Kentucky has been slow to adapt, despite the many benefits legalizing the drug would provide. Back in …

Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly

Link to video: https://youtu.be/rye7J6jnVeEProduced By Navdanya International and FINCADirection, footage and editing by FINCA and ESC The Monsanto Tribunal and the People’s Assembly were held in The Hague from 14th to 16th October 2016. Over the last century giant agribusiness interests which came out of the war industry have poisoned life, our ecosystems, destroyed our …

Kentucky Congressmen Seek Clarification on Federal Hemp Rules

By Matt Markgraf • Oct 27, 2016 Three members of Kentucky’s U.S. Congressional delegation joined 16 other members of Congress in a letter Wednesday seeking clarification from federal agencies regarding industrial hemp guidelines. Senator Rand Paul and Representatives Thomas Massie and John Yarmuth signed a letter to The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Drug Enforcement Administration …

From Growing Tobacco to Growing Hemp

Jane Harrod, a farmer in Kentucky, talks about transitioning to a different crop after the U.S. soured on cigarettes. Bourree Lam   Since the 1960s, the number of Americans who smoke has decreased significantly; in 1965, more than 40 percent of adults reported smoking, compared to around 17 percent in 2014. During that same period, …

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 …

Seed Freedom Call to Action 2016

Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly The Hague 14-16 October We are happy to inform you that Navdanya – along with multiple civil society organizations – is co-organizing a People’s Assembly for the future of food and the future of our planet at the Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague from 14th to 16th October 2016. The …

Mike Lewis and the Growing Warriors

By Andrew Baker  - Sep 20, 2016   One of the things I love most about our industry is that it’s constantly being shaken up. Everywhere you look, there’s an individual or a company taking things to a previously unprecedented level. What’s even more amazing is the pace at which things are moving; a pace …

Two-faced Kentucky calf makes people do a double-take

By Josh Breslow Connect TAYLOR COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- As Stan McCubbin walked his property Friday on Spurlington Road near Campbellsville, he noticed something out of the ordinary. "From a distance, I thought I had twins lying together," said Stan McCubbin. "I saw two noses. I thought it was twins and then when I saw …

When Woody Harrelson Planted Four Hemp Seeds Thu Apr 03, 2014

On June 1st, 1996, the sun rose lazily over Kentucky’s heartland. Thankfully, it wasn’t mid-summer yet in the Bluegrass State, when the land itself seems to be a source of heat, in addition to a blistering sun. I was in a car with Woody Harrelson, Kentucky hemp activist Joe Hickey and Woody’s attorney, another hemp …

Legislation to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana is unlikely to be addressed during this legislative session in Kentucky

    Legislation to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana is unlikely to be addressed during this legislative session in Kentucky. That's according to the committee's chairman who's handling the proposal. So what about the state's hemp pilot program? Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was in Owensboro Wednesday. He says he expects 200 farmers to plant more …

LISTEN: Newsweek Writer Discusses Kentucky’s ‘Great Hemp Experiment’

      Originally published on October 14, 2015 6:09 am Newsweek reporter Jessica Firger recently wrote a story in which she described the challenges for Kentucky farmers growing the plant. On Tuesday, Firger discussed with Kentucky Public Radio how the state’s fledgling hemp industry is providing an alternative for down-and-out tobacco farmers in the …

KENTUCKY SELLS CORN AND SOYBEANS TO TAIWAN

  Taiwan to buy corn, soybeans Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:23 AM Kentucky Press News Service   FRANKFORT - Gov. Steve Beshear Tuesday announced an agreement between Taiwan and Kentucky farmers to increase corn and soybean exports to the island nation over the next two years. "These agreements between Kentucky farmers and the Republic …