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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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Video Coverage




11:39AM Jul 08, 2019

Sen. Leader McConnell and Ag Sec. Perdue Tour Hemp Farm, Facility

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor
Sen. Leader McConnell and Ag Sec. Perdue Tour Hemp Farm/Facility Leaders from Washington D.C took time during the holiday week to tour a hemp farm and facility in Kentucky.
08:30AM Jul 06, 2019

Can Hemp Withstand Drift?

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter
Also, there’s no federally labeled pesticides, insecticides and herbicides approved. Can Hemp Withstand Drift? Betsy Jibben talks about the lack of chemicals and if it can withstand drift.
05:08AM Jul 05, 2019

The 5 Myths of Hemp Growth

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
Bob Pearce, a professor with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and Food Environment, busted some of the myths about growing industrial hemp at Farm Journal’s Hemp College on
15:00PM Jul 03, 2019

Record Rain Hurting Kansas' First Try At Growing Hemp

AgWeb Guest Editor
AgWeb Contributor
This year’s unusual weather could skew the results of the studies, impacting the kind of information the state has to gauge the prospect of growing hemp in Kansas.
08:31AM Jul 02, 2019

Sow the Hemp Seeds of Change

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
Sourcing hemp seed is tricky. Here’s what you need to know before you plant.
10:39AM Jun 28, 2019

Against Marijuana? Experts Say Grow Hemp.

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter
Against Marijuana? Experts Say Grow Hemp. There are currently four states which do not allow farmers to grow hemp production. AgDay national reporter, Betsy Jibben has the hemp story.
12:59PM Jun 27, 2019

What Does the Market Look Like for Hemp?

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
Charles Wellso breaks down the crop’s potential and the processing challenges for 2019.