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Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Now Taking Applications for 2017
Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Now Taking Applications for 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentuckians interested in participating in the industrial hemp research pilot program in 2017 are invited to submit an application with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.. “The pilot research program will continue to build on the successes of the previous administration by developing research data on industrial hemp production, processing, manufacturing, and marketing...

Dec 16, 2020
Healthy Choice Center Opens New Office in Benton
Healthy Choice Center Opens New Office in Benton

BENTON, Ky. – Substance abuse can easily be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. However, the broad spectrum of substances that are used in today’s society is not that simple.  Substance Abuse can be connected to the misuse of alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, prescription drugs and other substances...

Dec 16, 2020
QUARLES OP-ED: Let’s Make Our Own Mark in Hemp History
QUARLES OP-ED: Let’s Make Our Own Mark in Hemp History

KENTUCKY — This week Americans celebrate Hemp History Week. Here in Kentucky, we know industrial hemp is a crop that connects our past to our future. A quick survey of the crop’s history proves it is time for us to make our own mark on hemp history and allow it to flourish.. The history of...

Dec 16, 2020
How to Spot an Unhealthy Tree
How to Spot an Unhealthy Tree

KENTUCKY — Perhaps because they can live for so many years, trees have a way of falling down homeowners’ landscaping priority lists.. Trees also tend to be big and strong, so it’s no surprise that they often are overlooked in favor or other areas of a lawn and garden that don’t seem so strong in...

Dec 16, 2020
Quarles Rejects Federal Overreach into State Hemp Program
Quarles Rejects Federal Overreach into State Hemp Program

KENTUCKY — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles called on Congress to remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances under federal law and challenged the Drug Enforcement Administration’s position on consumable hemp-derived products in remarks delivered today at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Advisory Board meeting.. “When I became Commissioner of Agriculture, I...

Dec 16, 2020
McConnell: Growing Kentucky’s Economy with Hemp
McConnell: Growing Kentucky’s Economy with Hemp

KENTUCKY — For far too long, the federal government has prevented most farmers from growing hemp. Although it was a foundational part of Kentucky’s heritage and today you can buy products made with hemp at stores across the country, most farmers have been barred from planting it in their fields. I have heard from many Kentucky...

Dec 16, 2020
Hemp Week Designated by Bipartisan U.S. Senators
Hemp Week Designated by Bipartisan U.S. Senators

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), cheered the passage of their bipartisan Senate resolution designating June 4-10, “Hemp History Week.” Federal law currently prohibits American farmers from growing hemp on U.S. soil, except in certain limited circumstances. That means American farmers cannot...

Dec 16, 2020
U.S. Senate Passes Farm Bill, Includes Hemp Farming Act
U.S. Senate Passes Farm Bill, Includes Hemp Farming Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), which takes serious steps to ensure the future of American agriculture. A conference committee made up with members from both chambers will now reconcile the Senate and House versions of the Farm...

Dec 16, 2020
Health Fair Teaches Students to Make Healthy Choices
Health Fair Teaches Students to Make Healthy Choices

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Fourth graders from nine Hopkins County schools participated in a wellness initiative at the Madisonville-North Hopkins High School gym this morning.. The Kentucky Delta Rural Project team, administered through Baptist Health Madisonville, kept the students entertained while promoting “Heathcare is Self Care” education.. Project specialist Chris Price Sr. energetically interacted with the...

Dec 16, 2020
KDA Approves More Than 12,800 Acres for Hemp Planting in 2017
KDA Approves More Than 12,800 Acres for Hemp Planting in 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has approved 209 applications from growers who have been approved to cultivate up to 12,800 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2017, nearly triple the number of acres that were approved for the previous year.. More than 525,000 square feet of greenhouse space were approved...

Dec 16, 2020
Grilling Foods to be Safe and Healthy
Grilling Foods to be Safe and Healthy

KENTUCKY — People rely on indoor and outdoor grills to prepare foods all year long. Not only can menu items made on the grill taste delicious, but they also may be healthier than foods cooked via other methods. When done correctly, grilling is a versatile way to cook tasty foods relatively quickly.. One of the...

Dec 16, 2020
Eat Healthy at 50 and Beyond
Eat Healthy at 50 and Beyond

KENTUCKY — A balanced diet is an integral element of a healthy lifestyle for men, women and children alike. But while kids and young adults might be able to get away with an extra cheeseburger here or there, men and women approaching 50 have less leeway.. According to the National Institute on Aging, simply counting...

Dec 16, 2020
Make a Household Favorite More Healthy
Make a Household Favorite More Healthy

KENTUCKY — Many beloved dishes might be enjoyed more often if they were only a little healthier.. Author and former personal chef Michelle Dudash was once asked by a client if the she could make a healthier version of chicken parmesan. The result of that request is the following recipe for “Skinny Chicken Parmesan with...

Dec 16, 2020
How to Maintain Healthy Kidneys
How to Maintain Healthy Kidneys

KENTUCKY — Few people devote much thought to their kidneys unless their doctor advises them they are having kidney troubles.. But kidneys perform essential functions in the human body, filtering water and waste out of blood and urine while also helping to control blood pressure. When operating correctly, kidneys can go a long way toward...

Dec 16, 2020
How to Stay Healthy When Dining Out
How to Stay Healthy When Dining Out

KENTUCKY — Dining out is wildly popular. The convenience of letting someone else do the cooking and the opportunity to try new types of cuisine is too great to resist for many people.. According to Zagat’s 2016 National Dining Trends Survey, people go out to eat (not counting breakfast) an average of 4.5 times per...

Dec 16, 2020
Quarles Named ‘Friend of Hemp’ by National Organization
Quarles Named ‘Friend of Hemp’ by National Organization

CYNTHIANA, Ky. — The United States Hemp Roundtable presented Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles with its “Friend of Hemp Award” at Kentucky Hemp Days during Hemp History Week. The award is presented to individuals who exhibit tireless leadership on behalf of the industry. The industry group also recognized U.S. Reps.Thomas Massie and Andy Barr for their...

Dec 16, 2020