hemp politics - farm operationHemp Politics for February 9th, 2014: The new Farm Bill has been signed into law by President Obama. Hemp advocates are calling the event a major milestone for the crop.

No doubt the research pilot programs that make up part of the bill will create opportunities for growing industrial hemp in the future. Colleges and universities now have the ability to grow hemp for academic and agricultural research purposes.

However, the new rules only apply to states like Kentucky that have already legalized industrial hemp farming. Kentucky Republican  Senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell have publicly endorsed hemp farming.

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