Biography/Memoir

As tobacco sales dry up, Kentucky farmers look to the state’s ‘original crop’ — hemp

“This is about evolving,” the 43-year-old said, gingerly pinching stalks of hemp that dangled like light fixtures.“Tobacco here is very much the past,” Furnish said. “Hemp is the future.”

The hemp provision, which had bipartisan support, labels hemp a commodity crop — like soybeans and corn — and offers farmers insurance if they choose to grow it… It’s a crucial step for the hemp-based industry… the workers, in blue jeans and mud-caked boots, reading beaker levels and typing numbers into computers. “These are tobacco-country people. And now we’re all in hemp.”

Original Article (LA Times):
As tobacco sales dry up, Kentucky farmers look to the state’s ‘original crop’ — hemp
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