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"Hemp holds a lot of promise for Hoosiers, for what it could do for farming, for business and for individual folks."
A month after the latest farm bill legalized industrial hemp as a crop plant, Minnesota's hemp program coordinator has been swamped with phone calls.
Hemp is often touted as a super-crop with myriad uses. So what does it take to grow it? Here's an overview.
Hemp has been around for centuries and can be found in various industries, from construction to clothing. Now, the plant is being used in the surfing world to help make the board eco-friendly.
"You take North Carolina's agricultural background and this can be an amazing crop. Mark this space, it's going to be a very big market."
The follow-up to the Cayman GT4 racer is finally here and Porsche has not only made it faster but greener, too.
Hemp is estimated to become a $600 billion industry in 2019, according to the Chicago-based Brightfield Group, and Iowa farmers could get a share of the money if they’re willing to grow it.
The versatile plant has hundreds of applications if you want to get down to it.
Compared to the 89 million acres of soybean in the U.S., the hemp industry is still meager at 25,000 acres, but experts expect that will quickly change now that President Donald Trump has signed the 2018 farm bill.
Local hemp farmers are feeling some relief from the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp production at the federal level and clarified the crop’s murky legality.
“We actually teach our students how to plant the seed properly, how to cultivate the seed properly, how to harvest the crop properly and then what to do with the crop after it’s harvest,” said America’s Hemp Academy founder Joe Bisogno, Founder.
President Trump legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp Thursday when he signed a widespread, bipartisan farm bill aimed at boosting the agriculture industry.
In the past three years the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has managed a pilot program to allow farmers to plant industrial hemp. 43 Minnesota farmers grew hemp last season — a number that’s sure to explode once future markets are refined.
Hemp advocates held a news conference Thursday in Denver to tout the expected legalization and thank Trump in advance for signing the bill. The president is expected to sign the bill next week.
Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are celebrating a hemp legalization provision that made it into the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill.
A UConn plant science professor working with hemp plants has developed a way to maximize the production of female flowers, which produce significantly higher quantities of cannabinoids than male flowers.