Kentucky Farmers Ready for Growth of Hemp Industry

By Janet Patton | November 4, 2015 Tucked away off a narrow country road in Clark County, Kentucky, in the middle of a farm, 27 acres of hemp grew all summer. Now, the plants will be harvested and processed. Kentucky, hailed as a leader by industrial hemp advocates, has grown the hemp. Now the state …

"Welcome to Kentucky, the leading industrial hemp-producing state"

    By Janet Patton [email protected] September 28, 2015 Hemp has come a long way, increasing from 33 acres in 2014 — the first legal crop in Kentucky — to more than 922 acres planted this year. "Welcome to Kentucky, the leading industrial hemp-producing state in the country. It feels good to say that," Agriculture …

Industrial hemp producers may be able to transport their crops across state lines thanks to an amendment to the Senate’s $148.3 billion agriculture spending bill offered by McConnell.

Hemp finds place in appropriations bill Industrial hemp producers may be able to transport their crops across state lines thanks to an amendment to the Senate’s $148.3 billion agriculture spending bill offered by McConnell. The bill cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee on a 28-2 vote on Thursday. “Kentucky’s industrial hemp pilot programs continue to prosper …

AMERICAN GREEN, INC.

American Green Inc (OTCMKTS:ERBB) recently released that the first of five ZaZZZ machines currently slated for Kentucky made headlines at the state’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Update in Lexington. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture invited American Green marketing partner Chris Smith of Green Remedy (http://www.greenremedy.com) to talk about the future …

Film screening promotes Hemp History Week

By Whitney Leggett The Winchester Sun       Marijuana’s misunderstood cousin is making a comeback in Kentucky and on a local level. In 2013, the Bluegrass State became the first to legalize hemp production. Riding on the support of U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, along with Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, the legislation …

Hemp History Week coming up Events taking place from June 1st -7th, 2015

By Diego Flammini, Farms.com In an effort to raise awareness about hemp and its place as a sustainable, versatile and profitable agricultural product, the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp are putting together the 6th annual Hemp History Week, set to take place from June 1st – 7th, 2015. The weeklong celebration, whose theme …

Waiting for American Green Inc (OTCMKTS:ERBB) 0

By Justin Kinney on May 20, 2015 Media & Technology, Micro Cap Insider American Green Inc (OTCMKTS:ERBB) continues to drop farther below $0.01 after eclipsing that support level. The stock does still have a loyal shareholder base that are waiting for a reversal. On May 5 ERBB said the first of five ZaZZZ machines currently …

Hemp pilot projects finding fertile ground in Kentucky

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Dan Dickson       Cynthiana farmer Brian Furnish has a successful tobacco and cattle operation but wants to make life better for his family and many other Kentucky farmers who once depended on tobacco for their living. “I’ve seen what’s happened with the decline of tobacco,” said Furnish. …

Jack Richardson | Comer to Louisville: Drop dead

Jack Richardson IV, Special to The Courier-Journal 1:51 p.m. EDT August 12, 2014 Despite the claims made by some in Frankfort, Kentucky is not in good shape. The recession that began at the end of the Bush presidency has continued through the Obama administration has hit us here in the commonwealth particularly hard. Businesses are …

Fancy Farm: Ag Commissioner James Comer Officially Enters 2015 Governor’s Race

By Jonathan Meador Agriculture Commissioner James Comer beside his wife, T.J., as he announces his bid for governor. Credit Alix Mattingly/WFPL News   FANCY FARM—Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer officially announced his bid for governor Saturday at the 134th annual Fancy Farm political picnic. He's the third candidate to launch an gubernatorial bid in the …

Comer to unveil plans at Fancy Farm Picnic

    Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 7:00 am AUSTIN RAMSEY • Staff Writer | Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said he will announce a final decision regarding a potential bid for governor at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic Saturday in Graves County. Comer addressed the Murray Rotary Club Thursday as part of a promise …

Military Veteran Farmers to Plant Historic Industrial Hemp Crop in Kentucky

MOUNT VERNON, KY — Vote Hemp, the national single-issue advocacy group dedicated to re-commercializing industrial hemp, and Kentucky non-profit Growing Warriors, have partnered to organize a planting of industrial hemp in Mount Vernon, KY on May 16, 2014, as part of the nationwide grassroots education effort Hemp History Week . The certified industrial hemp seed …

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 …

U.S. congressmen, former CIA director to testify in support of Kentucky hemp bill

Staff report Industrial hemp is a fiber and oil seed crop with a wide variety of uses. Hemp fibers have been used to manufacture hundreds of products that include twine, paper, construction materials, carpeting and clothing. FRANKFORT, Ky. — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, U.S. Reps. John Yarmuth and Thomas Massie, former Director of Central Intelligence …