Customs to release Ky. hemp seeds for pilot projects
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer's office had threatened to go to court to obtain the 250-pound shipment of seeds from Italy unless federal customs officials released the seeds.
The department is waiting to get the agreement in writing before deciding whether to take the dispute to federal court.
The seeds are to be used in pilot projects across the state to test the best seeds to grow in the Commonwealth and the various ways that hemp might be used.
It's not clear what day they will be released.