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Tagged With: Farming

UK hemp crop growing well without fertilizer, pesticide

By Janet Patton [email protected] 30, 2014 Facebook Twitter Google Plus Reddit E-mail Print UK agronomist Dave Williams stood next to a plot of 7-foot hemp plants at the University of Kentucky Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington last Thursday. This hemp was planted in late May after the seeds were released by the Drug Enforcement Administration. … Continue reading »

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Military Veteran Farmers to Plant Historic Industrial Hemp Crop in Kentucky

MOUNT VERNON, KY — Vote Hemp, the national single-issue advocacy group dedicated to re-commercializing industrial hemp, and Kentucky non-profit Growing Warriors, have partnered to organize a planting of industrial hemp in Mount Vernon, KY on May 16, 2014, as part of the nationwide grassroots education effort Hemp History Week . The certified industrial hemp seed … Continue reading »

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Kentucky’s first industrial hemp crop in decades will start going into the ground next month

Comer: First hemp crop in decades set for planting LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s first industrial hemp crop in decades will start going into the ground next month now that the pipeline for shipping seeds into the state is opening up to allow the experimental plantings, state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said Tuesday. Comer said … Continue reading »

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Indiana Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Industrial Hemp Bill

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Allowing farmers to grow hemp in Indiana could help boost the economy and dispel myths about a crop that can be used to make everything from paper to car parts, supporters told lawmakers Friday. The testimony helped convince the Senate’s agriculture committee to unanimously approve a bill, Senate Bill 357, that would … Continue reading »

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Kentucky Ag Commissioner Gives Farmers Green Light To Grow Hemp

  Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says he hopes Kentucky farmers plant hemp in April. Reported by: Aaron Adelson Email: [email protected] Twitter: https://twitter.com/AAdelsonABC36   Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says he hopes Kentucky farmers plant hemp in April.   “We used to grow tobacco on the farm and now basically we just have cattle and grow hay, … Continue reading »

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Comer says decision greenlights Kentucky hemp

    Ralph B. Davis [email protected] FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Justice now clears the way for Kentucky farmers to once again grow industrial hemp. Last week, the Justice Department announced it would not seek to challenge state laws regarding the medical or recreational use of … Continue reading »

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Tennessee lawmakers drafting hemp bill

    KNOXVILLE — Two state lawmakers in Tennessee are pointing to Kentucky’s recent approval of hemp farming as they push for a similar measure. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Republican Sen. Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains is drafting a bill with Republican Rep. Andy Holt of Dresden, and they plan to introduce the measure … Continue reading »

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"I don’t want to fucking give this United States government one fucking dollar of taxes…" — Jack Herer, "The Emperor of Hemp", September 12th, 2009

Rev. Mary Spears explains the legalization vs. repeal initiatives and why REPEAL is the only way to proceed.   “I don’t want to fucking give this United States government one fucking dollar of taxes…” – Jack Herer, “The Emperor of Hemp”, September 12th, 2009 (Portland Hempstalk Festival–his final speech.) http://overgrow.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-fallacy-of-the-legalize-and-tax-cannabis-initiatives   By ElectroPig Von Fökkengrüüven … Continue reading »

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UK study shows small market for hemp

By RONNIE ELLIS CNHI News Service FRANKFORT — A University of Kentucky study concludes there is a growing but relatively small market for hemp which could offer some farmers an opportunity to grow a niche product. But Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, hemp’s biggest booster in Kentucky, says the crop’s potential is greater if it can … Continue reading »

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Evil Monsanto Aggressively Sues Farmers for Saving Seeds

        Farmers have always saved seeds from their harvest to sow the following year. But Monsanto and other big seed companies have changed the rules of the game. June 20, 2013 |   The following content originally appeared on TruthOut. There has been mixed news for the agrochemical giant Monsanto recently. On the … Continue reading »

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