The gentlemen from Kentucky rise to speak for hemp

By Paul Danish April 5, 2018When U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) announced last week that he was going to introduce a bill to legalize industrial hemp, there was a sudden collective intake of breath among the nation’s journos, the likes of which hadn’t been heard since the last 4/20 celebration at CU Boulder.Rand …

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 …

Company to process hemp, other fiber receives state dollars

For Immediate Release April 13, 2017 Company to process hemp, other fiber receives state dollars FRANKFORT—A Kentucky-based company looking to process the fiber of around 750 acres of hemp and the jute-like plant kenaf has been approved for $381,500 in state funds to expand its processing facility. The Louisville-based Sunstrand received the Kentucky Agricultural Development …

GROWING JOBS IN COLORADO

There’s more to cannabis and Colorado than the crowd that’s smoking it. La Junta, CO is expanding production for another variety of cannabis that’s highly profitable: industrial hemp, used to make rope, canvas and paper products. (Photo: rockymountainhempassociation.org.) Cannabis and Colorado tend to go hand in hand but for many it is because of the …

Hemp is Back! 1,000-Plus Acres in Colorado | Legalization Nation | East Bay Express

Hemp is Back! 1,000-Plus Acres in Colorado | Legalization Nation | East Bay Express. Marijuana’s sober sibling “hemp” — used for millennia as a food, fuel, and fiber — returns to American fields this year in another sign of the end of prohibition. The State of Colorado — which legalized hemp farming at the ballot …

Kentucky’s first industrial hemp crop in decades will start going into the ground next month

Comer: First hemp crop in decades set for planting LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's first industrial hemp crop in decades will start going into the ground next month now that the pipeline for shipping seeds into the state is opening up to allow the experimental plantings, state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said Tuesday. Comer said …

Kentucky Ag Commissioner Gives Farmers Green Light To Grow Hemp

Reported by: Aaron Adelson Email: [email protected] Twitter: https://twitter.com/AAdelsonABC36   Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says he hopes Kentucky farmers plant hemp in April.   "We used to grow tobacco on the farm and now basically we just have cattle and grow hay, and it just seems like a good alternative crop," said Steven Albert, a farmer …