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




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
11:24AM Sep 23, 2019

Hemp Webinar Hits CBD Legality, THC, Crop Insurance

AgWeb Editors
AgWeb Contributor
A NALC hemp webinar recently addressed grower concerns related to the legality of CBD, THC testing, crop insurance and other hemp issues.
07:24AM Sep 19, 2019

Colorado Hemp Field Day Dives Deep Into CBD, Oct. 5

AgWeb Editors
AgWeb Contributor
Producer Brandon Lebsock is opening the agronomic door on 4,000 acres of CBD hemp in 2019, with an Oct. 5 field day in northeast Colorado’s Logan County.
14:38PM Sep 17, 2019

NALC Hemp Webinar Covers Regulations and Hurdles, Sept. 18

AgWeb Editors
AgWeb Contributor
The “Industrial Hemp Regulation under the 2018 Farm Bill,” webinar will take place Sept. 18, from Noon to 1 p.m. EST (11 a.m. to Noon CST).
08:49AM Sep 06, 2019

5 Reasons to Attend Hemp College

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
Join us for Farm Journal Hemp College Sept.17 in Altoona, Iowa.