First Hemp Seeds Planted Tuesday

By Michael Gossum | 

(WBKO) -- After a major struggle to get the seeds in Kentucky, the first batch of hemp seeds were planted Tuesday.

Seeds were planted at places like the University of Kentucky research farm. It's one of eight test sites around the state.

Kentucky's pilot hemp projects for research were put on hold after the 250-pound seed shipment was stopped by U.S. Customs officials in Louisville earlier this month.

The state's agriculture department had sued the federal government in hopes of freeing the seeds.

The hemp product can be used to make a variety of products including interior parts for cars.

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