In the state of Indiana, Hemp Politics are holding back the revival of a very fruitful crop.
State leaders are still skeptical about hemp, while Indiana farmers are eager to grow it and process it into a variety of products, from food to auto parts.
Indiana implemented a hemp pilot program, whereby the Purdue University has permission to cultivate hemp for research purposes. According to Ronald Turco, Department Head of Agronomy, the studies show that Indiana’s climate and soil are well-suited for growing hemp. He says there’s a hemp industry that is just waiting to happen.
The Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources is responsible for establishing regulations on how to regulate the crop in the state. Their report will be released in November.
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