The association announced its legislative priorities for 2018 at the statehouse Monday.

Executive Director of the IHIA Jessica Scott says the organization’s priority is to promote the hemp industry as an economic opportunity to support Indiana agriculture.

“I know that the backbone of our economy is our farmers, it’s our food system and our innovation to take what we can grow and make it into incredible products,” Scott says. “Industrial hemp just beautifully supports that entire model of what our economy is based off of.”

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Alex Eady ~ WFYI.org

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