The Kentucky Department of Agriculture approved 1,035 applications to cultivate up to 42,086 acres of industrial hemp and 2.9 million square feet of greenhouse space.
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.