Idaho is one of only three states that does not allow the cultivation of hemp, despite the federal government making it legal to grow industrial hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill.

During the first hearing on a bill that would legalize the production and sale of industrial hemp in Idaho, farmers warned Idaho legislators what was at stake while they delay legalization.

“Idaho farmers are losing that opportunity to make some money,” Tim Cornie, an organic farmer in Buhl, told the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday. “We don’t want to delay and split hairs. We need to move forward.”

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Nicole Foy ~ IdahoStatesman.com

 

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