Posts in Hemp
Historic Farm Bill Passes

Farmers across Kentucky have been waiting for a moment in history that took place last week as Congress passed a farm bill that legalizes industrial hemp. Industrial hemp production will continue to be regulated but will expand beyond the past small-scale production for limited purposes. 

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Policy, HempJennifer Elwell
UKAg hemp harvester design shows promise

Until 2014, Kentucky farmers hadn’t grown industrial hemp in more than 50 years. Since then, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researchers have taken on many projects with the crop. With research for pharmaceutical use of hemp components coming into focus, farmers are realizing a real challenge—harvesting the giant plants.

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HempJennifer Elwell