There are countless Uses of Hemp including a supplement for animal feed, but it is currently illegal in the U.S.A.
However, due to a recent bill that was passed, the Colorado Department of Agriculture is about to begin research on the benefits of adding industrial hemp to animal feed. If all goes well, farmers will be able to add hemp to the diet of their livestock by next year.
Being able to add hemp to animal feed would be a huge plus for hemp farmers. According to Mike Sullivan, owner of Johnstown-based Hemp Farm Colorado, a major hurdle for hemp farmers is finding processors that will buy direct from the farmer.
Hemp in animal food is illegal because the Food and Drug Administration sees it as contamination, rather than a healthy food supplement.
State Sen. Kerry Donovan and Rep. Jeni Arndt sponsored Bill 109, which gives the order for the study. The commissioner of agriculture will lead the research project. The research team will include several people experienced with the industry, such as a hemp producer, a hemp processor, a legal expert, a person with knowledge of hemp policies, and a veterinarian.
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