Industrial Hemp

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4:14 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Hemp Seeds Planted In Ky. Following Dispute

Growers plant first round of hemp seeds in Lexington.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky’s first legal hemp crop in more than half a century is in the ground.

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Local/Regional News
8:17 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Kentucky Gains Permit For Hemp Seeds

A Ky. Agriculture Dept. official says the state has received a federal permit to release an impounded shipment of hemp seeds for spring planting.

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Local/Regional News
4:22 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Hemp Seed Legal Case To Stretch Into Next Week

Friday brought no end to the case between Kentucky's Agriculture department and the federal government.

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Local/Regional News
4:40 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Talks Over Hemp Seeds Break Down, State Sues Feds

Kentucky's Agriculture Department has filed a lawsuit seeking the release of imported hemp seeds being held up by federal officials.

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Local/Regional News
9:29 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Customs Officials Holding Up Kentucky's Hemp Seeds

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer calls it "government overreach at its worst."

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Local/Regional News
4:41 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Cannabinoid Oil Bill Moves To Full Senate

A bill that would allow for medical trials of an oil derived from marijuana has emerged from a Kentucky Senate committee.

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Local/Regional News
4:59 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Ky. Ag Commissioner Reveals Five Pilot Hemp Projects

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer
Credit photo provided

Kentucky's agriculture commissioner says the reintroduction of hemp production will start with at least five pilot projects across the state.

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Local/Regional News
3:01 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Conway Offers Help For Pilot Hemp Project

Kentucky's attorney general is offering to assist hemp supporters as the state prepares for the start of a hemp-growing pilot program this year.

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Local/Regional News
4:21 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Comer: Expect Hemp Pilot Project Very Soon

With congressional passage of the Farm Bill likely this week, hemp could come to Kentucky as early as this year.

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Local/Regional News
2:02 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Canadian Company Eyeing Kentucky For Possible Hemp Factory

A Canadian hemp processor looking to expand operations south of the border sees Kentucky as fertile territory for production and processing.

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