The state of Virgina puts Hemp in the News with the first hemp crops coming to fruition.
It was a late growing season for the Virginia’s first plots of industrial hemp in years. The first hemp seeds were planted after the summer solstice, on June 28. Despite this, the plants grew remarkably well, reaching 6 to 8 feet tall after just 72 days.
Glenn Rodes’ farm by the Shenandoah River is one of the first two farms in Virginia to have a legal plot of industrial hemp. The success of this years crop is a stellar example of hemps potential for food, fuel and fibre.
Rodes, the owner of Riverhill Farms, believes hemp will quickly become a “high-value crop.”
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