Leigh Maynard http://wfpl.org en Hemp Industry Won't Grow Overnight, Agriculture Economists Say http://wfpl.org/post/hemp-industry-wont-grow-overnight-agriculture-economists-say <p>As Kentucky and federal lawmakers consider<a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/hemp-commission-will-work-proposal-economic-impact-study"> legalizing industrial hemp, </a>the chair of the University of Kentucky's agriculture economics department notes that such an industry won't rise overnight.</p><p>It's a matter of economic viability. The main question being: With <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/despite-drought-ky-agriculture-revenues-could-set-records">corn, soybeans and other crops selling at record high levels, </a>what would entice farmers to switch to hemp instead?</p> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 13:05:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 2854 at http://wfpl.org Hemp Industry Won't Grow Overnight, Agriculture Economists Say