An Oregon farmer put Hemp in the News – After an idea from one of his sons, farmer Barry Cook started growing hemp on his property. Although some problems have arisen, caused by passing motorists thinking they have just hit pay dirt, Cook has found success in the adventure and is now boasting that it will be the next big cash crop for Oregon.
Having lost between five and six hundred plants to curious passers by, Cook has now posted signs on his small country road saying his crop is not marijuana.
The rules for growing, and the lack of limitations on how much can be grown, is making this a very attractive crop in Oregon. The conditions have also added to higher than expected harvests and amounts of usable materials.
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