Experimental hemp production expanding in Kentucky

April 6, 2015 9:54 PM

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Kentucky's hemp production is taking deeper root as experimental projects expand in the second year of testing its potential as a cash crop.

Spring planting season is expected to include at least several hundred acres of industrial hemp, Adam Watson, the state Agriculture Department's hemp program coordinator, said Monday. Statewide hemp plantings totaled about three dozen acres last year, he said.

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