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Applications available for 2016 industrial hemp pilot project

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2016 round of industrial hemp pilot projects.

In 2015, 922 acres were approved for industrial hemp growing. Only 33 acres were approved in 2014. The number of acres approved for 2016 has not been released. 

Prospective farmers and processors can apply on the department's website. Applications are accepted through Nov. 5 .

Last year, the department received 326 applications and approved 121.

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