Washington farmers are legally planting hemp, but it’s unclear whether the crop will catch on.

Moses Lake farmer Shane Palmer drove a seed drill across a Central Washington field earlier this month and planted hemp, marking the state’s entry into the country’s resurgent hemp era.

Palmer said he wanted to diversify his crop line-up and try something new, and that he expects the hemp in the fall to be waist to chest high.

 

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