Minnesota farmers are putting Hemp in the News this spring, with a new crop that marks a new era.
With the legalization of hemp in 2018, more than 500 Minnesota farmers have dashed into the new industry. With many attending Hemp 101 classes, expectations and hopes are high for this amazing ”new” crop.
The climate and conditions in Minnesota are very conducive to hemp cultivation and some farmers are expecting outputted per acre to reach over $25,000. With federal restrictions lifted, excellent growing conditions and a hungry hemp market, it is just as Zach Robins of the Minnesota Hemp Association said, “…a very exciting time.”
It has been a long time coming, with hemp supporters waiting more than 80 years for the decriminalization of hemp. Now that the floodgates are open, it’s a modern day gold rush!
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