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One of Oregon’s first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get the industry going.

Oregon Hemp Farmer Says Startup Going Slow

OREGON:  One of Oregon’s first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going. Josephine County Commissioner Cheryl Walker says that fertile seed is expensive and hard to come by, because the federal government prohibits imports. Harvesting machinery is expensive, and there is no … Read the full article...

Should an enterprising Connecticut farmer legally plant a field of industrial hemp, federal agents could swoop in and pull up the (harmless) plants.

Feds Should Legalize Hemp Farming, Too

CONNECTICUT:  Federal authorities are way behind the bush on dealing with hemp, but an increasing number of states, now including Connecticut, have it right. The General Assembly passed a bill this spring that legalizes industrial hemp. Hemp can now be grown, used and sold here. This is good … Read the full article...

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