BY JANET PATTON
Hemp fiber can be made into a number of products. WILKINS, GERALDINE — Los Angeles Times/MCT
“It’s about stimulating the hemp economy,” said David Hadland, president of the Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association and a member of the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission. “The public needs to know that hemp is viable, and that hemp is not marijuana. This is just another example of its use.”
The cooperatives advocate blending dry hemp “hurds” with Appalachian high-sulphur coal to reduce emissions at power plants.