Hemp attracts new generation of farmers in Kentucky

Hemp attracts new generation of farmers in Kentucky
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In May of this year several modest pilot crops of industrial hemp were planted at Kentucky state universities, which marks the first time the plant has been legally sowed in the state since the 1970s. The seeds were the object of a skirmish between the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and the state of Kentucky, a battle the state ultimately won in their attempt to import seeds from Italy. CRN’s Brian Bahouth spoke with Josh Hendrix, President and founder of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association for more on the future of industrial hemp in Kentucky.