Kentucky hemp acres swell and Louisville facility opens to handle demand

Farm Press Staff

Industrial hemp is grown on a research plot at University of Kentucky Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington.

 

Kentucky has the nation’s largest industrial hemp pilot project, and a new processing plant, which uses hemp and other agricultural feedstocks, is slated to open in Louisville to meet growing demand.

“This new facility significantly expands Sunstrand’s capacity to meet growing demand for its products,” said Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility May 27. “Ramping up Kentucky’s industrial hemp processing capacity will increase our competitive advantages as we work together to position the Commonwealth as the national leader in this promising industry.”

 

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