Update: The Start Of Hemp Planting In RockCastle County

Reported by: Amber Krycka
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Updated: 5/30 12:29 am
Michael Lewis is among the eight pilot programs allowed to plant hemp legally in the state of Kentucky.

On Thursday, he started to hand harvest three quarters of an acre of industrial hemp.

Lewis said he will use this crop for a small scale textile production.

"We will be working with fiber, a couple of clothing manufactures to actually process this into an artisan fiber," said Lewis.

As for the benefits, Lewis said the list is endless.

"It's a product of over 20,000 uses. It's one of the strongest fibers. It has a strong history of being processed in Kentucky," said Lewis.

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