Kentucky nearly triples industrial hemp goals

by Crop Protection News Reports

 

Kentuckians could see the production of nearly 13,000 acres of industrial hemp this year, thanks to the recent approval of such growth by the state’s agriculture department.

Although industrial hemp is still labeled a controlled substance, more than 200 Kentucky growers are expected to plant up to 12,800 acres as part of a pilot research program. The area is almost three times that approved in 2016.

 

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