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

Check out the latest stories and updates below for daily updates and exclusive data on cannabis in agriculture.

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With the passing of the farm bill in December 2018, industrial hemp was reborn as a viable, profitable and sustainable crop for the American farmer. The USHGA is a nonprofit trade organization that provides much data, research and educational resources to help farmers be successful from planting to harvest to marketing. Learn more about the U.S. Hemp Growers Association at


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16:09PM Mar 03, 2020

ASFMRA: Introduction to Cannabis: Operations and Valuation

Alex Clark
AgWeb Contributor

JoAnn Wall, ARA, was the instructor at a recent seminar for the Colorado Chapter of the ASFMRA entitled Introduction to Cannabis: Operations and Valuation.

11:18AM Feb 28, 2020

Attend Farm Journal Hemp College on March 25 in Lubbock

Sara Schafer
Sara Schafer

Farm Journal and the U.S. Hemp Growers Association want to help you get on the right production path at their Hemp College on March 25 in Lubbock, Texas.

10:59AM Feb 25, 2020

Hemp Prices For CBD Tank, But New Opportunities Are On The Horizon

Rhonda Brooks
AgWeb Contributor

The CBD market is mature, but animal feeding studies show promise.

15:18PM Feb 20, 2020

Cotton Gin Converts Machines to Process Hemp

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

California is traditionally a big state for pima cotton. However, one gin sees growing competition from hemp and is changing its equipment to potentially process hemp fiber instead.

07:00AM Feb 18, 2020

Answers to Hemp Questions

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor

Attend a meeting at Commodity Classic to learn about this emerging crop

14:55PM Feb 16, 2020

Hemp Front and Center at World Ag Expo

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

World Ag Expo has been occurring for quite a long time in Tulare, California but it’s one of the first times hemp has been front and center at the Expo.

09:35AM Feb 07, 2020

Leading Kentucky Hemp Processor Files for Bankruptcy

Associated Press
AgWeb Contributor

A bankruptcy filing by a leading hemp processor strikes a “gut punch" to the fledgling industry as it tries to secure a foothold in Kentucky, the state's agriculture commissioner said