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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture promises help for Kentucky hemp farmers

Kentucky’s nascent hemp industry will get some more help from some powerful allies in Washington, D.C. Subscribe to WLKY on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1e5KyMO Get more Louisville news: http://www.wlky.com Like us: http://www.facebook.com/wlkynews Follow us: http://twitter.com/WLKY Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wlky/

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Why Kentucky farmers are quitting tobacco and turning to hemp

A Farm Bill passed by Congress last year included an amendment granting states and universities the right to research hemp. Several states have since started research projects, but Kentucky is at the forefront, experimenting with creating a new industry around this plant. NewsHour’s Christopher Booker reports. View the Full Story/Transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/kentucky-farmers-quitting-tobacco-turning-unlikely-new-crop/

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