Hemp Profits Get Real

February 19, 2019 10:36 AM

With the passage of the 2018 farm bill, Congress legalized hemp--much to the delight of some farmers and the dismay of others.

Farm Journal's perspective on hemp is that it's now a legitimate crop, and we have a responsibility to address it for you as we would any other crop.

That sense of responsibility was the basis for our recent decision to focus on hemp as a Special Report in our February issue of Farm Journal, which has arrived in most farmer mailboxes by now.

Along with this special report, you can read an even wider variety of informative articles here on AgWeb. Look for the heading, "Cannabis: Potential and Pitfalls" to scroll through the topics, which cover everything from production to marketing to state-specific policies. I'll include some links at the end of this column for your reference as well.

We hope our Special Report and ongoing coverage on AgWeb will be useful resources as you evaluate whether hemp represents a new opportunity for your farm.

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Facts and Fiction About Hemp in Animal Feed

Hemp is a Legal Commodity. Now What?

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Spell Check

bad axe, MI
2/20/2019 06:59 AM

  This should further the advancement of the American intellect . We'll have everyone walking around high on dope. Give it 10 years or less and china will own and occupy the US .

Don't bogart that rope
My Friend, IL
2/20/2019 01:54 PM

  We had a hemp rope. Had to be over a hundred yeas old. I must have tried to smoke 50 feet of that rope and never got anything but sick. CK must have had a better quality of rope. Bad weed! Bad, bad weed! If you're anti-hemp, you probably suffer from REEFER MADNESS, er, I mean, Fake News. Fact: There are probably over 15,000 different uses for hemp and incredibly...getting stoned ain't one of them.

Lanny Schmid
Fremont, NE
2/20/2019 07:22 PM

  Really interested to learn the legal requirements and other aspects of hemp growing.


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