Kentuckiana agriculture news
Savoring Kentucky appreciates the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at all times, and particularly this week. On February 11, In the Institute's excellent blog, Al Cross and Martha Groppo covered two particularly important stories about agriculture in Kentucky and Indiana.
Al Cross described progress in the Kentucky legislature toward commercial scale industrial hemp production in Kentucky: "Ky. legislative panel advances bill to allow, regulate industrial hemp crops if feds grant state a waiver."
Martha Groppo reports on a Washington Post story by Robert Barnes describing a 75-year old Indiana farmer's legal fight against Monsanto. The United States Supreme Court is now considering the case: Farmer's use of genetically modified soybeans grows into Supreme Court case.