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Historic hemp crop grows at historic plantation in Louisville

Updated: Jan 16, 2019

On May 25, 2016, Kentucky Hempsters planted the first hemp seeds at Farmington Historic Plantation in Louisville since the first time since before prohibition. The historic site was once a 550-acre hemp plantation owned by the Speed Family of Louisville. Kentucky Hempsters parent company, United Hemp Industries, worked with Farmington Executive Director Diane Young to facilitate this year's project. Click here to learn more.

Planting signified the historical significance of the crop's return to the state and the site. The agricultural staple once brought thousands of dollars into Kentucky's economy and now it has the opportunity to bring in millions today.

After two months, Farmington's hemp crop is almost fully mature! Check out some of the photo updates below. Some of the plants are at least 10 feet tall.

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