September 2, 2014

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Kentucky Agriculture raising awareness and support for hemp production

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer returned to Kentucky confident that the federal government will act to legalize industrial hemp production in the near future. Comer’s plane from Washington, D.C., landed in Kentucky at 1 a.m. EDT, and he was back in the office hours later to report on three days of meetings with administration officials and lawmakers.

“I feel like we had a very successful trip,” Comer said. “We had some great meetings with key people on both sides of the political aisle. We were able to educate people about the economic potential of industrial hemp. And we got a lot of media coverage that enabled us to raise awareness about hemp on a national level.”