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By James F. Hopkins

it truly is demanding to think that at one time burley tobacco was once no longer the executive funds 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 whole loss of life on the finish of global struggle II, describing the tactics 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 truly is crucial that a correct portrait of this arguable source be on hand. even supposing initially released in 1951, Hopkins's paintings is still remarkably present as hemp production at the present time is little replaced from the practices the writer describes. This variation contains an up to date bibliography of contemporary guides in regards to the medical, fiscal, and political elements of commercial hemp.

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