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




Hemp Farming
14:19PM Feb 11, 2019

Australia's Hemp Industry Gets Head Start

Clinton Griffiths
AgDay Anchor, Executive Producer
Australia opened its doors to hemp production about a year ago and the industry is starting to find its place among consumers.
10:00AM Feb 07, 2019

Three Potential Paths for Farming Hemp

Clinton Griffiths
AgDay Anchor, Executive Producer
Industrial hemp is now legal to grow and American farmers are investigating different paths for production as the industry prepares for increasing acres in 2019.
09:37AM Feb 06, 2019

Village Farms poised for hemp, CBD production in U.S.

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
Village Farms International is now poised to pursue hemp and Cannabidiol (CBD) oil production at its U.S. facilities.
15:55PM Feb 05, 2019

What’s the Farmer’s Role in Growing Hemp?

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
We asked, you answered. Here’s a look at farmers’ and ranchers’ opinions about hemp and its role in U.S. Agriculture.
14:45PM Feb 05, 2019

Could Cannabis Improve Pork Flavor? Weed-Fed Pigs Creating Stir

Jennifer Shike
AgWeb Contributor
Moto Perpetuo Farm's integrated legal marijuana farm is not only raising cannabis-fed pigs, they’re also raising a few eyebrows
13:25PM Feb 05, 2019

Perdue Answers Buzz on Hemp in Animal Feed

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
Will hemp lead to happier cows? It’s too early to say, says Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.
12:51PM Feb 05, 2019

Taking the THC Out of Hemp Plants

Marjorie Kulba
AgWeb Contributor
A Kentucky company says it has developed hemp plants that don't contain any THC.