Kentucky Argiculture Commissioner Announces Hemp Cultivation Pilot Programs

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has announced that the state will soon begin hemp pilot projects across the state aimed at researching the various benefits of hemp.

The move is made possible by last year’s passage of Senate Bill 50, which legalized hemp in Kentucky, as well as the recent passage of a national farms bill which included a provision that legalized hemp research in states, like Kentucky, that have legalized hemp.

Comer plans to provide more details on the pilot programs at an event in Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 17th; he says the projects will be located in diverse areas of the state, and will include unique research focuses and different university affiliations.


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