Kentucky is experimenting with industrial hemp – as dozens of farmers grow test plots covering 45-hundred acres.

This is the second summer that the crop has been grown on Jane Herrod’s small farm along the Kentucky River in Fayette County.

She says the experiment is filled with regulatory and farming challenges, keeping her realistic about industrial hemp’s future in Kentucky.

While farmers in China and Europe have been growing hemp for decades and Canada legalized the crop in 1998, it last flourished in Kentucky during World War II.

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