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Industrial Hemp Program

Industrial Hemp Program

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Program is the result of the passage of two separate laws: Kentucky's Senate Bill 50, passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 2013, and the 2014 Federal Farm Bill signed into law February 7, 2014. Senate Bill 50 exempted industrial hemp from the state controlled substances act but also mandated that Kentucky follow all federal rules and regulations with respect to industrial hemp. The Federal Farm Bill allows state departments of agriculture, in states where industrial hemp is legal, to administer industrial hemp pilot programs in conjunction with universities for the purposes of research and development.

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The 2015 Industrial Hemp Pilot Program application is now available at the link to the right. 

 

Applications are due

January 1, 2015.

 

 

PDF Application added for those experiencing download

issues with the Word fillable form.