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




08:00AM Sep 06, 2019

Licensed Hemp Acreage Leaps, Quadruples Over 2018

AgWeb Editors
AgWeb Contributor
Licensed hemp jumped to 511,442 acres in 2019, a fourfold increase over licensed acres in 2018.
08:00AM Sep 05, 2019

Hemp Pitfalls and Promise: Alarm Sounded by Midwest Grower

Chris Bennett
Technology and Issues Editor
Pitfalls and promise make up a hemp cauldron set to high boil in 2019—yet the temperature will get even hotter, warns producer Chris Adams.
08:53AM Aug 28, 2019

Five Guys: SoCal Farms Goes Big On CBD Hemp

Chris Bennett
Technology and Issues Editor
SoCal Farms is a five-man vertical hemp operation handling cultivation, processing and distribution—CBD production from seed to checkered flag, with plans for 2,000 acres by 2021, and far more beyond.
10:54AM Aug 26, 2019

Hemp Investing 101: The Basics

Garrett Graff
AgWeb Contributor
Here's everything you every wanted to know about investing in hemp (but were afraid to ask).
16:31PM Aug 22, 2019

Pop Quiz! Can You Identify These Hemp Pests?

Brittany Bowman
AgWeb Contributor
Can you identify the pests in your hemp field? Take this fun quiz to find out!
09:39AM Aug 14, 2019

John Dillard: Hemp Still Faces Stiff Regulatory Challenges

“Although the 2018 farm bill legalized hemp cultivation, it didn’t change CBD’s legal status. It’s still considered a pharmaceutical drug.”
16:05PM Aug 13, 2019

The 5 Myths of Hemp Growth

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
As the Green Rush buds in agriculture, it’s critical to know the truth about the opportunities and risks around hemp. Here’s a quick look at facts behind the fiction.