Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hemp seeds finally planted in Kentucky



Hemp is back in Kentucky for the first-time since the 1970's.

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, UK put seeds in the ground at Spindletop Farm yesterday as part of a pilot project.

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.