The state of Wisconsin made Hemp History in November 2017, when it became the first state to collectively approve a hemp pilot program. Farmers were on board with hemp from the get go.
For the hemp pilot program, the Wisconsin Hemp Alliance received close to 250 applications for growing hemp, and 100 applications for processing it. The same enthusiastic response happened with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the list of controlled substances. The applications from both growers and processors increased immensely from the year before.
Now Wisconsin is taking the next step forward. Gov. Tony Evers signed into law a bill that expands Wisconsin’s hemp pilot program into a permanent one.
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