Murray State eyeing hemp research

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MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Officials with Murray State University are eyeing hemp research should the crop be made legal in a federal farm bill.

Congress is weighing a provision to allow research into hemp as part of the 2013 farm bill. Kentucky has been pushing for the federal government to either allow it to be grown for commercial use or research.

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told The Murray Ledger & Times that along with Murray State, the Toyota plant in Georgetown has already shown interest in using industrial hemp for manufacturing parts for the automobiles it produces.


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