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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is touting the benefits for Kentucky in the recent government spending bill signed into law last week.
Interest from the community and local hemp industry led to the development of a course centered around agriculture at Bluegrass Community and Technical College Workforce Solutions.
There was an explosion and fire at the GenCanna facility in Clark County on Thursday night. The fire chief says fortunately, no one was hurt.
A facility that's home to millions of hemp plants opened its doors on Friday.
Deputies say one Pulaski County hemp farmer was hit twice by thieves all within the span of a few hours.
We hear a lot about hemp becoming a new cash crop in Kentucky.
Guests will be served a meal, cocktail prepared with hemp products by local chef Adam Burress, along with presentations by guest speakers.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue toured hemp facilities in Lexington and Louisville on Tuesday.
A group of farmers and Kentucky leaders gathered to celebrate the bluegrass state's success farming hemp.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's willing to offer follow-up legislation if needed to resolve any "glitches" as hemp starts a new era as a legal agricultural commodity.
Mitch McConnell said Monday that includes safeguarding hemp shipments stopped by police who can't tell whether they intercepted a legal crop or its illicit cousin, marijuana.
State lawmakers passed more than 200 bills in the just completed General Assembly Session.
Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid.
Gov. Matt Bevin has announced Fibonacci LLC will locate a HempWood manufacturing operation in Calloway County, with a more than $5.8 million investment expected to create 25 full-time jobs.
Kentucky's agriculture commissioner says sales of the state's hemp products surged in 2018, as did the amount hemp farmers were paid.
The newest Kentucky Historical Marker highlighting Bourbon County Hemp and the historic Alexander House was dedicated in Downtown Paris.
GenCanna officials gathered on a 34-acre tract outside of Mayfield on Thursday to officially break ground for construction of the company’s 220,000 square foot hemp processing facility.
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) approved 1,035 applications to cultivate up to 42,086 acres of industrial hemp in 2019.
The farm bill now jut awaits President Trump's signature. It passed Wednesday in the House of Representatives. When the Senate passed it Tuesday, Majority leader Mitch McConnell used a hemp pen to sign it. He's been a strong supporter of a provision in the bill that would legalize hemp for industrial purposes. It has those already working in hemp in Kentucky, optimistic about growing business.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the crop is "ready to take off" and has the potential to become a significant cash crop.