Hemp is back in
for the first-time since the 1970's. Kentucky
State Lawmakers cleared the way for hemp last year, followed by the federal lawmakers who made room for it in this year's farm bill.
A battle with U.S. Customs over seeds delayed the planning for a few weeks.
With all the obstacles in the past,
put seeds in the ground at
Spindletop Farm yesterday as part of a pilot project. UK
Researchers will keep an eye on which variety grows best here and the different fibers it produces.
They expect to harvest the hemp in October.