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Kentucky Accepting Applications for 2018 Hemp Growing Season

Applications are now being accepted from those who want to participate in the next growing season for the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program.

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says he’s hoping the state can continue the progress it made this year, when participants grew more than 3,200 acres of hemp.

That’s the most ever grown under the state’s industrial hemp research program that began in 2014.

University researchers are helping the state study ways hemp can benefit farmers and businesses.

Quarles says he wants to see industrial hemp put on "a responsible path toward commercialization."

You can find a link to the application for the 2018 hemp program here.

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