Farmers throughout the Ohio Valley want to revive a crop that was once a staple in the region: hemp.
After a ban that lasted more than half a century, the 2014 Farm Bill allowed states to grow hemp in research programs.
Growers and processors in Kentucky are aggressively putting that research program to work in hopes of winning a share of the booming market for hemp products.
Hemp cooking oil, nutritional supplements, and more line the back wall of a supermarket in Lexington where cashier Emily King rang up a customer’s purchase.
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Nicole Erwin ~ Ohio Valley ReSource via WFPL.org ~