As cannabis in the form of industrial hemp receives crop status in the 2018 farm bill and a growing number of states have legalized medical marijuana and industrial hemp production, who will meet the need?

Farm Journal exclusive survey of crop farmers and livestock producers reveals farmers’ attitudes about cannabis and gauges their interest in growing cannabis as a commercial crop for medical use, recreational use and industrial hemp use and for use in animal feed.

Check out exclusive data from the 2019 Farm Journal Cannabis in U.S. Agriculture Study and other resources here: 

> What's the Farmer's Role in Growing Hemp? 

> From Drovers: Facts and Fiction about Hemp in Animal Feed

> PORK Poll: Could Marijuana in the Pig Diet Make a Difference?

Top Stories

From Farm Journal: Hemp: Hopes and Headaches Ahead
U.S. farmers can officially play the hemp game, so says the 2018 farm bill, and as of January 2019, 41 states have given hemp a green flag. Here’s what you need to know before you grow.

Perdue Answers Buzz on Hemp in Animal Feed

From AgDay: Taking the THC out of Hemp Plants

From Bovine Veterinarian: Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine

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Video Coverage




09:36AM Nov 11, 2019

NYPD Seizes Farmer’s Industrial Hemp Crop

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
A legal shipment of industrial hemp was seized by the New York Police Department last week when a FedEx employee reported the shipment to the 75th precinct in Brooklyn.
08:15AM Nov 04, 2019

Devil in the Details: Hemp Contracts Crucial as Litigation Jumps

Chris Bennett
Technology and Issues Editor
As hemp growers, seed dealers and processors hurl accusations of fraud and failure—one lesson, among many, is increasingly clear: Hemp is a crop unto itself and a solid contract is
10:25AM Nov 01, 2019

Illinois Dairy Farmers Diversify Into Growing Hemp

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor
“The dairy business hadn’t been very good,” Mark Baker says. “My sons and my wife we’re all in this together, and we saw this as an opportunity we shouldn’t let
22:31PM Oct 30, 2019

USDA To Release New Hemp Rules

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor
USDA, this week, will release new rules around industrial hemp.
10:10AM Oct 10, 2019

Owyhee plans to grow hemp, use it for packaging

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
Owyhee Produce, Nyssa, Ore., is taking the sustainable packaging trend to the next level, by growing its own packaging.
10:21AM Oct 04, 2019

AgLaunch Hosts 2019 Future of Ag Field Day

Margy Eckelkamp
Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete
On Sept. 19, 170 attendees including farmers, startup leaders, investors, regional leaders and students interested in agtech, took part in the AgLaunch Future of Ag Field Day.
15:34PM Sep 25, 2019

Analysis: Hemp Is Big Risk But Big Return

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor
It's no surprise hemp is a crop with big rewards. However, how much are we talking? AgDay's Clinton Griffiths has an analysis with Paul Mitchell, an economist at the University