Fresh crop: Wilson among Kentucky’s new hemp farmers

Chad Wilson of Cave City stands next a row of industrial hemp he is growing on his farm called the Sacred Seed Farm. He is growing hemp for the cannabidiol or CDB, which is extracted from the plant and can be used to treat certain illnesses. Gina Kinslow / Glasgow Daily Times BY GINA KINSLOW …

Hemp Program Now Taking Applications for 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced today that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has opened the application period for Kentuckians wishing to participate in the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program for the 2018 growing season.“I am proud to report that our program participants grew more than 3,200 acres of hemp this year, the most …

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 …

Abolish the Drug Czar’s Office!

04/14/2017   The Trump Administration is widely expected to pick Representative Tom Marino for Drug Czar. Representative Marino is a longtime, rabid drug warrior who has a consistent record of voting against marijuana law reform legislation -- a position that runs counter to that of the majority of voters and his own constituents. His appointment …

Marijuana lobby goes mainstream

By Reid Wilson - 02/01/17 06:00 AM EST State regulators and government officials involved in crafting rules for the budding legal and medical marijuana industry are going to pot.  In a sign that the budding marijuana industry is moving away from the fringes and into the political mainstream, into the political mainstream, a number 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 …

Kentucky approves 12,800 acres for hemp planting in 2017, tripling the previous year’s figures

Growers must pass background check WCPO Staff 6:46 AM, Jan 6, 2017 FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has approved 209 applications from growers who have been approved to cultivate up to 12,800 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2017, nearly tripling the number of acres that were approved for …

A Kentucky-based hemp seed grower is the first company to have its seeds approved and officially certified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

    Blair Miller DENVER – A Kentucky-based hemp seed grower is the first company to have its seeds approved and officially certified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Lexington, Kentucky-based Schiavi Seeds LLC had three separate seed varieties certified as CDA Approved Certified Seeds under the new program, which aims to promote hemp agriculture …

The Forest Service invites public review and comment on potential environmental remediation at the Rock Creek abandoned coal mine sites.(Rock Creek abandoned coal mine sites remediation)

  Rock Creek Rock Creek is a beautiful stream, with magnificent boulders, riffles, glides, and pools. Flowing through southeastern Kentucky on Stearns Ranger District, it is both a Blue Ribbon trout fishery and a Kentucky Wild River. However, highly acidic water flowing from abandoned mine lands left the stream virtually dead from White Oak Junction …

KY: Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program now taking applications for 2017

New measures set to enable sustained growth of the program FRANKFORT (October 11, 2016) — Kentuckians interested in participating in the industrial hemp research pilot program in 2017 are invited to submit an application with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. “The pilot research program will continue to build on the successes of the previous administration …

New U.S. Agriculture policy could halt some Kentucky hemp growth

By Charles Mason, Bowling Green Daily News, Possibly half of Kentucky’s nascent industrial hemp industry could be harmed by a policy suggestion offered by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack and other federal officials. The policy suggestion is part of a larger discussion over the future of industrial hemp in America, which exists in legal limbo. …

Denied hemp growers claim they were unfairly excluded

Jackson French Jul 15, 2016   AAcross Kentucky, people who have been denied permission to grow hemp have accused former Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer of refusing applications for political reasons – an allegation Comer has rejected. David Barhorst, owner of Kentucky Hemp Ventures Inc., who said he was denied a memorandum of understanding to …

UK Industrial Hemp Field Day August 11th

Industrial Hemp Contacts: Below you will find a message from the UK industrial hemp research team regarding their field day on August 11.  Please contact the individuals listed below if you have any questions. Thanks, Doris The 2016 UK industrial hemp research field day will be held Thursday 11 August.    The event is free …

Hemp in Mason County

MARLA TONCRAY [email protected]     It may look like similar to a marijuana plant, but industrial hemp is quite different from its relative. Industrial hemp production in Kentucky is back under a pilot program introduced in the Farm Bill legislation of 2014.  Under the language of that law, farmers in Kentucky and other states began …

Kentucky hemp was king before steamships, free trade and reefer madness

Widely used fiber plant was key to Lexington’s early wealth and prosperity Ropewalks and bag factories once stood amid city’s historic neighborhoods FBI later went to UK historians seeking evidence slaves, field hands got high     By Tom Eblen [email protected]   Hemp has been branded an outlaw for decades because it looks like its …