The original deadline had been January 15, 2019, but farmers have been unable to apply for the program since the lapse in federal funding caused the closure of USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices in December.
The Southern U.S. Trade Association administers the Market Access Program and Agricultural Trade Promotion program to help southern companies meet qualified foreign buyers and promote their products internationally.
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles told legislators about the conflict with a social media giant.
Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles talked to WHAS11's Chris Williams about the enthusiasm for industrial hemp.
Kentucky farmers are exploring industrial hemp, a crop that connects Kentucky’s past to its future. Kentucky businesses are taking that raw material and turning it into products.