In 2014, Kentucky farmer Brian Furnish was looking for ways to diversify his crops. His family had been growing tobacco for eight generations, but the market was withering. If he wanted to keep his farm profitable, he needed something new to grow.So he helped pioneer Kentucky’s hemp industry, a new crop the state was eager for farmers like him to try, and which showed … [Read more...] about The new weed on the block
The time has come. With this post, the Under the Radar blog will formally end its ten-and-a-half year run.Fear not! There is no need for despair (nor cause for celebration), as the same fine content found here will in the future be available as stories on the main POLITICO site. If you’re interested in keeping up with my work, just follow me on Twitter for links to the … [Read more...] about Farewell to the blog
The criticisms come after Apple and Google, which owns the Android smartphone operating system, have removed apps related to the Hong Kong protests amid scrutiny from state media controlled by China's Communist Party. Police and protesters have been clashing for months over concerns the mainland Chinese government is eroding Hong Kong's more liberalized political system. Apple … [Read more...] about Liberals, conservatives hammer Apple for removing Hong Kong app
SAN LUIS, Ariz. – By the time the sun rises, there’s already a line of people waiting to cross into the United States. They stand near a smattering of small buildings that make up the port of entry separating two border towns named San Luis, one in the United States, the other in Mexico. Anabel Castorena, who has been here since 5:40 a.m., walks through the glass … [Read more...] about Big brother on the U.S. border?
Facebook has pledged not to launch its cryptocurrency Libra until it allays U.S. regulators' concerns. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to testify this month before the House Financial Services Committee as the social networking giant tries to ease concerns from lawmakers and regulators about its embattled cryptocurrency project Libra, … [Read more...] about Zuckerberg expected to testify at hearing on cryptocurrency plan