A meeting in Barron County, Wisconsin, put Hemp in the News this week, as a group of about 100 farmers joined together to learn more about growing hemp. With the recent change in the state’s hemp laws, removing the ban on farming hemp, many are looking to start planting the crop early next year.
Although hemp is related to marijuana, it is a different strain that lacks the psychoactive effects of its cannabis cousin. Hemp food products, such as hemp oil, protein powder, and hemp seeds, are fast becoming a favourite health food amongst consumers.
The meeting was held at Barron County Government Centre and the presenter, Minnesota hemp farmer John Strohfus, drew a large crowd of curious farmers. Having grown hemp since 2016, he spoke about the different aspects of hemp farming, from seed sourcing to harvesting and marketing.
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