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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?

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




15:07PM Jun 26, 2019

Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Clinton Griffiths
AgDay Anchor, Executive Producer
Illinois becomes the eleventh state to legalize recreation marijuana.
10:05AM Jun 21, 2019

Thumbing Through Hemp Rules and Regulations with a Lawyer

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter
Thumbing Through Hemp Rules and Regulations with a Lawyer. AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben talks with Matthew Smith, a lawyer with Hoban Law Group.
15:05PM Jun 20, 2019

500 Attend Inaugural First Farm Journal Hemp College

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter
Hundreds attend Farm Journal Hemp College in Lexington, Kentucky. Betsy Jibben with AgDay has the story.
13:16PM Jun 20, 2019

Five Key Takeaways From Hemp College

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
This week, Farm Journal kicked off its first ever Hemp College. Here, farmers and retailers learned more about agronomics, marketing and other ins and outs of growing the newer crop.
07:14AM Jun 13, 2019

41-Acre Kentucky Greenhouse Merges with Hemp Growing Company

Wyatt Bechtel
Associate Editor
The sixth largest commercial greenhouse in the U.S. is merging with a company specializing in cannabis to grow hemp on a large scale in Kentucky.
13:11PM Jun 12, 2019

Growing Hemp: The Risks and the Rewards

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
An investment entrepreneur shares advice for farmers interested in growing industrial hemp.
08:37AM Jun 11, 2019

Tips to Grow Hemp

Portia Stewart
AgWeb Contributor
Considering growing hemp for fiber, seed or oil? These are the questions you need to ask to prepare for your first crop.