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McConnell touts benefits to Kentucky in spending package

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is touting the benefits for Kentucky in the recent government spending bill signed into law last week.
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Spring Hemp course offered at BCTC Winchester campus

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. 

Explosion and fire damages GenCanna facility in Clark County

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.
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New facility holds millions of hemp plants in Bourbon County

A facility that's home to millions of hemp plants opened its doors on Friday.

Deputies: Men arrested for attempting to steal hemp in Pulaski Co.

Deputies say one Pulaski County hemp farmer was hit twice by thieves all within the span of a few hours.
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Using hemp in your everyday life

We hear a lot about hemp becoming a new cash crop in Kentucky.

Hemp-themed dinner to serve as Farmington fundraiser

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 visits Kentucky hemp operations

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue toured hemp facilities in Lexington and Louisville on Tuesday.
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Hemp impacts Kentucky farming industry

A group of farmers and Kentucky leaders gathered to celebrate the bluegrass state's success farming hemp.

McConnell: Willing to offer hemp bill to resolve ‘glitches’

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.

McConnell: Willing to offer hemp bill to resolve ‘glitches’

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.

Sine Die: Kentucky General Assembly wraps up

State lawmakers passed more than 200 bills in the just completed General Assembly Session.

Legal hemp, pot’s look-alike, creates quandary for police

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.

Nation’s first HempWood operation to locate in Murray

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.

Quarles: Sales of Kentucky hemp products surged in 2018

Kentucky's agriculture commissioner says sales of the state's hemp products surged in 2018, as did the amount hemp farmers were paid.

New historical markers featuring hemp in Paris

The newest Kentucky Historical Marker highlighting Bourbon County Hemp and the historic Alexander House was dedicated in Downtown Paris.

GenCanna breaks ground for Mayfield hemp processing facility, largest in state

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.
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Surge in approved acres for hemp planting in Kentucky

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. 
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CBD store owners watch as farm bill passes House and Senate

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.
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Hemp supporters cheer crop’s inclusion in farm bill deal

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.

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