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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?

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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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LATEST NEWS FROM Marijuana/Hemp

15:54PM Dec 04, 2017

Maverick Farmer Grows Hemp Today, Marijuana Tomorrow

Chris Bennett
Technology and Issues Editor
Chris Adams punched 300 acres of hemp ground in 2017 and hopes to start indoor production of marijuana in 2018. The maverick producer has picked the cannabis horse as a
21:58PM Mar 10, 2017

Hemp Study for Animal Feed Heads to Colorado Governor

Associated Press
AgWeb Contributor
Colorado livestock could be eating hemp under a bill that awaits the governor's signature.
22:34PM Feb 27, 2017

Lawmakers Push for Hemp Comeback in Wisconsin

Associated Press
AgWeb Contributor
Republican lawmakers want to help Wisconsin's once-dominant hemp industry make a comeback, giving farmers the chance to add a versatile and hardy plant to their fields.
15:01PM Feb 17, 2017

South Dakota House Panel Passes Industrial Hemp Bill

Associated Press
AgWeb Contributor
South Dakota residents who pass background checks and get a license from the state agriculture department would be allowed to cultivate industrial hemp under a measure a House panel approved
23:10PM Jan 30, 2017

Hemp Profit Gets Real

Chris Bennett
Technology and Issues Editor
Giles Shell’s hemp venture is paying dividends for his farm in Garrard County, and he hopes the entire state of Kentucky.
08:46AM Jan 28, 2017

Hemp Profit Gets Real

Chris Bennett
Technology and Issues Editor
Kentucky producer pioneers floral side of hemp production
15:59PM Dec 22, 2016

Hemp Is the New Tobacco as Kentucky Farmers Bet on Weed's Cousin

Bloomberg
Wire Service
Acreage more than doubled in 2016 and Kentucky is now #2 U.S. grower.