A History of the Hemp Industry in Kentucky (Paperback)
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A History of the Hemp Industry in Kentucky (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 02/04/1998
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It is hard to believe that at one time burley tobacco was not the chief cash crop in Kentucky. Yet for more than half a century hemp dominated the state's agricultural production. James Hopkins surveys the hemp industry in Kentucky from its beginnings through its demise at the end of World War II. He describes the processes of seeding and harvesting as well as the marketing of manufactured goods made of the fibrous plant. With debate now raging over the legalization of industrial hemp, it is essential that an accurate portrait of this controversial resource be available. Originally published in 1951, Hopkins's work remains remarkably current as hemp manufacturing today is little changed from the practices the author describes.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813109305
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The contention is well-founded that 'an accurate portrait of this controversial resource' is essential to inform the current debate over the legalization of industrial hemp." -- Appalachian Journal


"An engaging read that explores the culture and agriculture of hemp." -- Register of the Kentucky Historical Society


"The reprinting of the Hopkins history over a half-century after he researched it comes at a relevant moment in Kentucky political and agrarian debate." -- Southern Seen


"Must reading for anyone wanting knowledge concerning how to grow and produce hemp. ... Describes in detail the pros and cons of raising it as a cash crop." -- The (Carrollton, KY) News-Democrat


"Traces the impact of the state's former chief cash crop." -- Worldtrade.com

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