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Spending Bill Adds Hemp

Federal Spending Bill Adds Hemp Protection.

A federal spending bill that could be signed into law as soon as today by President Barack Obama contains language to prevent bureaucratic maneuvering that could hurt industrial hemp research efforts in states like Kentucky.

Written by
Gregory A. Hall,
ghall@courier-journal.com

A federal spending bill that could be signed into law as soon as today by President Barack Obama contains language to prevent bureaucratic maneuvering that could hurt industrial hemp research efforts in states like Kentucky.

Federal and Kentucky Department of Agriculture officials faced off last spring over shipments of hemp seed for research projects that were planned — and since have been conducted — in Kentucky as part of the Farm Bill that authorizes U.S. agriculture programs.

While Kentucky officials have said they have a process in place for future years, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and others hailed the language in the federal spending bill as insurance.

The “amendment language confirms the legitimacy of the pilot programs,” Comer spokeswoman Kristen Branscum said in a statement. “It also safeguards our hemp pilot program from contradictory federal regulations that will impede the progress we’ve made in Kentucky” and allow Kentucky programs to continue “without fear of federal government overreach.”

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