A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices


Spring 2020

View or download the print PDF

Spring 2020

In our spring issue, we examine how Appalachian hemp farmers are dealing with challenges facing the industry. We look into efforts to stem the tide of rising electricity costs, and analyze the impacts of bankruptcy in the coal industry’s twilight years. We also explore a campaign to ensure that coal communities across the country achieve a just economic transition.

Get hooked on the lure of trout fishing in Appalachia, and check out our tips on starting a garden — including invasive species to watch out for. Plus, read the latest on fracked-gas pipeline resistance, and how the 2020 Census could affect Appalachian states.

Online Update: Energy Burden in a Pandemic




Betting the Farm on Hemp

Continuously changing laws and regulations, a saturated CBD market and high operating costs are stressing the region’s industrial hemp farmers.