Hemp Interest Remains High

Congressman Says Farmers are Looking for Alternative Crops, But Encourages Caution

An irrigated hemp crop in Colorado. Farmers are certainly interested in growing hemp after the 2018 farm bill removes it from being a controlled substance. (Photo courtesy of the Colorado Department of Agriculture)
A panel discussion at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention drew a big crowd of farmers interested in what it means now that Congress has removed hemp from being classified as a Schedule I drug as part of the farm bill.

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