Tennessee Hemp

It seems almost like a well-kept secret this plant that is growing again in Tennessee. And while giant corporations are expected to get in the game, small family farmers, licensed by the state Department of Agriculture, are already growing and harvesting the hemp plant. It’s rapidly catching on and those involved in this pilot project… Continue reading Tennessee Hemp

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: