Hemp is a Legal Commodity. Now What?

December 26, 2018 12:42 PM

Another key provision of the farm bill removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances.  It treats it like a regular crop. Now, Kentucky is looking to get a quick start on hemp being a legal commodity.

Kentucky has submitted an application to federal agriculture officials.  State Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says Kentucky's hemp growers, processors and manufacturers deserve quick action so they can move ahead with plans.  He says his department received more than 1,000 applications to participate in the 2019 hemp program. Participants in the 2018 program grew more than 6,700 acres of hemp in Kentucky. Nationwide, the number of potential acres is still a mystery. 

AgDay talked with Tyler Mark, a professor of agriculture economics at the University of Kentucky, about the future for the hemp industry.  Watch what he had to say below.


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Mike Leago
Carbondale, CO
12/27/2018 07:21 PM

  The main thing farmers need to worry about is getting their hands on quality seed while it's still the wild west. We work with the best seed providers on the planet. Reach out for info at mike@ihempx.com Good luck, Hemp Farmers!


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