First new hemp strain bred for US farmers

By: Chris Conrad A new industrial hemp cultivar has passed the THC hemp trials managed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the first hemp seed variety bred for the US to pass a Department of Agriculture hemp trial in any state. Thomas Jefferson was a jealous hempseed breeder who allegedly brought Chinese seeds in from …

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 …

With Farm Bill in Rearview, Kentucky Strives to Revive Hemp Industry

August 1, 2014 By Josh Long 1 Comment Posted in News, Cannabis, Regulatory Issues, Government, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Editor’s Note:This story is the fifth part in a series of articles and video documentaries that surveys the state of the legal marijuana and hemp industries.To read the previous article on hemp and marijuana executives …