Colorado Farmers Wonder: How To Get Hemp Seeds?

COLORADO:   Farmers in Colorado and at least 10 other states are preparing to plant, cultivate and harvest hemp legally for the first time since the crop was outlawed more than 50 years ago.

As they learn about the crop’s preferences and the best methods to harvest the seeds for oil or the long stalks for fiber, they are sidestepping the first part of the process that remains unclear: getting the seed.

“It’s kind of a catch there right now,” said Ron Carleton, the state’s deputy commissioner of agriculture.

Federal law still prohibits the importation and sale of non-sterile hemp seed, which is needed for industrial farming.

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