The Illinois Department of Agriculture held a hearing for public comment last week regarding proposed rules for industrial hemp.

Tess Little, general counsel for the Department of Agriculture; John Sullivan, the director of the Department of Agriculture; and Jeff Cox, the bureau chief for the Bureau of Medicinal Plants presided over the hearing.

"We've had more enthusiasm about industrial hemp," Sullivan said. "We as a department are doing all we can to move forward in a timely manner. The goal in place is to grow hemp this year and we’re moving ahead."

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Kyla Asbury ~ PrairieStateWire.com

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