With the new growing season underway, Connecticut’s Department of Agriculture has been busy processing applications from dozens interested in growing industrial hemp as part of the state’s new research pilot program.

As of June 14, the agency had approved 35 licenses for prospective growers, while an additional 24 applications were undergoing a review.

“In total, between our approved licenses and completed applications, there is a total of approximately 130 acres that are approved for hemp plantings,” said Department of Agriculture Commissioner Bryan Hurlburt in an email to The Associated Press.

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Susan Haigh ~ Associated Press

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