hemp historyFRANKFORT, Ky. (5/25/13) – A new industrial hemp webpage tells how the plant got started in Kentucky, how Kentucky came to be the nation’s leading producer, and what’s being done to bring hemp back to the commonwealth.
 
The Industrial Hemp Facts page is the most recent addition to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s website, www.kyagr.com. It provides users quick facts about industrial hemp and links to other hemp sites.
 
“We are closer to restoring industrial hemp production to Kentucky than we have been in generations, so it is appropriate for the department to provide a place where the people can get the facts about hemp,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “On the Industrial Hemp Facts page, you can read about just a few of the estimated 25,000 products that are made from hemp, find out about Senate Bill 50, and learn about Kentucky’s rich hemp heritage.”
 
The launch of the Industrial Hemp Facts page comes on the eve of the fourth annual Hemp History Week June 3-9. Hemp History Week, presented by the Hemp Industry Association and Vote Hemp, is a campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of industrial hemp and rally support for legalizing hemp production.
 
“Hemp was once a paramount crop in American agriculture as a hardy and renewable resource for various industrial applications, including cordage, paper, and textiles,” said Eric Steenstra, president of Vote Hemp. “Today, hemp is being used in an even greater variety of products. Hemp History Week 2013 will focus on how industrial hemp can build a future in which economic growth and sustainable agricultural and manufacturing practices go hand in hand.”
 
To find out more about Hemp History Week, go to www.hemphistoryweek.com.
 
To visit the Industrial Hemp Facts page, go to www.kyagr.com/marketing/industrial-hemp.html.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Ted Sloan

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Endowment Hosts Forum Addressing Legal Issues, Nursing Home Decisions

MURRAY, Ky. (5/28/15) — The Murray Calloway Endowment for Health Care is sponsoring a public forum on legal issues for… Read More

KSP Works Injury Collision in Calloway County

HAZEL, Ky. (5/28/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, KSP responded to a two vehicle collision on May 27,… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 23, 2015 7959

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 6709

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 4578

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3787

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 27, 2015 3521

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10979

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7959

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 28, 2015 4578

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1425

Greenville Man Charged with Rockport Robbery,…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1207

Livingston Street, Hanson Rezoning Request…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 936

Dawson Springs Woman Charged on Drug Offenses, DUI

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 903

Teens Injured When Vehicle Crashes into Tree

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 728

Southside Elementary Wins $30,000 in National…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 692

Slaughters Student, Madisonville Faculty Member…

by Joyce Riggs
May 28, 2015 617

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
May 28, 2015 498

'The Patrick Rudd Project' Encourages Community…

by Ron Sanders