In Franklin, Indiana, researchers at the Purdue University are about to plant their next crop. It’s well hidden behind fences and under constant video surveillance. The team is working towards making industrial hemp a viable crop for farmers.

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Hemp advocates of Indiana are fully aware of the Uses of Hemp. The seeds produce nutritious food products and the plants fibre can be used to make rope, clothing and paper. Biofuel and building materials can be made from other parts of the plant.

Those involved in the project see the potential of industrial hemp and how it can benefit the state. Ashley Sample, of the Indiana Hemp Industries Association, stated that anything made from trees, cotton or plastic can be substituted with industrial hemp, which is both sustainable and eco-friendly.

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