Kentucky’s Hemp History may be convoluted but the crop is making a strong comeback in the state. This, after decades of tobacco farming.

Hemp History

On his family’s tobacco farm in Kentucky, Brian Furnish inspects the harvest that is hanging to dry inside the barn. The scent of tobacco that was grown here for generations is fading, and the rich smell of hemp is taking over.

Like many tobacco farmers in Kentucky, Furnish recognizes the need for change. Tobacco is the crop of the past, and hemp is Kentucky’s crop of the future.

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