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: 

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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

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Video Coverage




13:37PM Jul 31, 2019

Corn Earworms: A Threat for Hemp Crops

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
Have you heard the myth that hemp is pest-resistant? Not true, says Charles Wellso, the co-founder of Sanitas Peak Financial and an entrepreneur with investment experience in the hemp space.
11:07AM Jul 24, 2019

How to Guard Against Hemp’s Dark Market

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
One of the biggest risks of the hemp marketplace is its newness. So how do you develop trusted partners?
10:53AM Jul 24, 2019

The Future Of Hemp Fiber Needs Processing Space

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter
USDA, FDA and EPA officials are set to testify about hemp to the Senate Ag. Committee later this week. Production is legal in nearly every state. Some of the uses
13:55PM Jul 18, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Hemp

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter
AgDay Betsy Jibben hemp rules Michael Bowman- First Crop, Co-Founder Matthew Smith- Hoban Law Group Gov. Kristi Noem- (R) South Dakota Brennan Gilkison- Winchester, KY University of Kentucky Murray State
16:09PM Jul 12, 2019

Hemp Production What’s Old is New Again

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
Budding industry must overcome obstacles to better position growers
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.