In other countries in Europe and Canada, industrial hemp is a huge cash crop.

ALBURGH, Vt. - A combine carefully culls seeds from a first-of-a-kind crop at the Borderview Research Farm.

The crop is industrial hemp. It's a distant cousin to marijuana which is why federal law prohibits growing the plant.

Hemp was commonplace on U.S. farms 100 years ago, famous for its uses as food and fiber.

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Judy Simpson ~ WCAX.com ~

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