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By James F. Hopkins

it really is tough to think that at one time burley tobacco used to be no longer the manager money crop in Kentucky. but for greater than part a century hemp ruled the state's agricultural production.

James Hopkins surveys the hemp in Kentucky from its starting via its entire loss of life on the finish of global conflict II, describing the approaches of seeding and harvesting the plant, and advertising synthetic items made up of the fiber.

With debate shortly raging over the legalization of commercial hemp, it's crucial that a correct portrait of this arguable source be to be had. even though initially released in 1951, Hopkins's paintings continues to be remarkably present as hemp production at the present time is little replaced from the practices the writer describes. This variation comprises an up-to-date bibliography of contemporary courses in regards to the clinical, fiscal, and political features of commercial hemp.

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