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    Hemp has turned legitimate in Kentucky, where researchers are starting to plant test plots that will help gauge the economic potency of the non-intoxicating plant banned for decades due to its family ties to marijuana.

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    Hemp seeds will be sprung from confinement and planted in Kentucky soil in coming days after federal drug officials approved a permit Thursday ending a standoff that had imperiled the state's experimental plantings this spring, agriculture officials said.

  • Ky. ag officials report progress in resolving suit

    Attorneys summoned before a federal judge made headway Friday toward ending a stalemate over a detained shipment of hemp seeds that spurred the Kentucky Agriculture Department to sue the federal government, a top department official said.

  • Lawsuits halts Kentucky's 1st hemp crop in decades

    Plans for Kentucky's first hemp crop in decades so far have produced nothing but headaches.

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    A former Army post inspector whose job was to investigate misconduct pleaded guilty on Tuesday to stealing the identities of other officers to obtain bank loans and then trying to blame his crimes on a deceased officer.

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, file photo, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, R-Thompkinsville, speaks during the 133rd annual Fancy Farm picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky.  Kentucky's Agriculture Department has filed a lawsuit s Wednesday, May, 2014, seeking the release of imported hemp seeds being held up by federal officials. The state Agriculture Department wants to distribute the seeds for use in pilot projects that would be Kentucky's first hemp crop in decades. Holly Harris VonLuehrte , chief of staff to Comer, says federal officials wanted the state to apply for a permit.  (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)

    Kentucky sues federal government over hemp seeds

    Kentucky's Agriculture Department sued the federal government Wednesday, seeking the release of imported hemp seeds that have been held up by customs officials.

  • Comer seeks release of hemp seeds

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has urged federal officials to release a batch of imported hemp seeds meant to gauge the crop's potential as a moneymaker for farmers.

  • Customs blocks Ky.-bound hemp seeds from Italy

    Federal customs officials have stopped a batch of Kentucky-bound hemp seeds from Italy that the state has planned to use as part of its first crop in decades, the state agriculture department said Monday.

  • Comer: First hemp crop in decades set for planting

    Kentucky's first industrial hemp crop in decades will start going into the ground next month now that the pipeline for shipping seeds into the state is opening up to allow the experimental plantings, state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said Tuesday.

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    A school spending plan awaiting a vote by the House budget committee would go along with the governor's recommendation for a sizable increase in the state's main funding formula for public kindergarten-through-12th grade classrooms across Kentucky.

  • House budget plan seeks new roles for Ag Dept.

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer's agency would be assigned new oversight duties that include diabetes education and energy efficiency as part of a proposed House budget outlined Monday.

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    Industrial hemp's comeback in Kentucky will start with at least five pilot projects to gauge the potential of the versatile crop that flourished until marijuana was banned decades ago, the state's top agriculture official said Monday.

  • Conway offers help for pilot hemp project

    Kentucky's attorney general has offered to assist hemp supporters making preparations for the start of a hemp-growing pilot program in a state where the non-intoxicating relative of marijuana once flourished.

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EST

    Kentucky's agriculture commissioner predicted Wednesday that a small hemp crop will be planted this year in a state where the crop flourished until losing its legitimacy long ago due to its family ties to marijuana.

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    Kentucky's agriculture commissioner predicted Wednesday that a small hemp crop will be planted this year in a state where the crop flourished until losing its legitimacy long ago due to its family ties to marijuana.

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