August 20, 2014

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Kentucky is moving forward to restore hemp production to the commonwealth

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, left, answers questions from the news media in his Frankfort office following Thursday’s meeting of the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)

The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission on Thursday directed Kentucky Department of Agriculture staff to begin writing regulations governing industrial hemp production in the commonwealth and voted to serve notice to the federal government that Kentucky is moving forward.