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:

Eco India: In the hills of Uttarakhand, extracting industrial hemp has helped local farmers prosper

Every week, Eco India brings you stories that inspire you to build a cleaner, greener and better tomorrow. Our top story this week is how an organisation is championing extracting non-narcotic hemp, that grows in abundance in the Uttarakhand valley, for industrial use to create local resource-based employment for the vulnerable mountain communities of the… Continue reading Eco India: In the hills of Uttarakhand, extracting industrial hemp has helped local farmers prosper