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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With the passing of the farm bill in December 2018, industrial hemp was reborn as a viable, profitable and sustainable crop for the American farmer. The USHGA is a nonprofit trade organization that provides much data, research and educational resources to help farmers be successful from planting to harvest to marketing. Learn more about the U.S. Hemp Growers Association at


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13:46PM Mar 07, 2019

Boycotting Bud Light? Cannabis Beer Is Here

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor

As recreational cannabis is allowed in more states, however, brewers have started to merge the plants.

11:40AM Mar 07, 2019

Former Dairy Processor Turns to Producing Hemp “Creamer”

Taylor Leach
AgWeb Contributor

Now exclusively dairy-free, a former dairy company has also started to produce hemp "creamer" made from the seeds of the cannabis plant.

12:57PM Mar 05, 2019

How to Grow Hemp in Kansas

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor

Kansas State Research and Extension specialists investigate answers about the growing process for industrial hemp in middle America.

08:07AM Mar 05, 2019

My Thoughts On Cannabis

Rhonda Brooks
AgWeb Contributor

My personal view is there are many good uses for cannabis today that have nothing to do with recreational drug use.

12:48PM Mar 01, 2019

4 Tips to Navigate the Hemp Gold Rush, page 2

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor

The secret potential of successful hemp growth starts with the seed and ends with solid farming skills.

12:00PM Mar 01, 2019

What Are Your Thoughts on the Farmer's Role in Cannabis?

Wyatt Bechtel
Associate Editor

The 2019 Farm Journal Cannabis in U.S. Agriculture Study surveyed farmers to gauge their interest in growing cannabis. Here are a few of the producers' comments.

15:35PM Feb 28, 2019

How Will Legalizing Cannabis Disrupt the Future?

Jennifer Shike
AgWeb Contributor

Cannabis is poised to disrupt virtually every consumer industry, says a report by Euromonitor International.