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Happy Hemp Day

Feb. 4 is Hemp Day. Did you know Montana had the most hemp acres in the nation in 2018?

Compiled by staff

February 4, 2020

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This is the first year Missouri growers will plant hemp after a multi-year absence. The state was once a leading producer of industrial hemp. Now, Extension educators are offering advice for successful production. – Missouri Ruralist

Iowa is challenging some of USDA's proposed interim regulations regarding hemp production. Iowa's hemp administrator says the federal government's requirements fail to provide enough protection for farmers who inadvertently grow hemp with a higher THC level than allowed. – Wallaces Farmer

Did you know some colonies required farmers to grow hemp in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Today, the most significant challenge faced by growers and the bankers who service them is ensuring that the concentration of THC is .3% or less. – American Bankers Association

There's a glut of hemp on the market and farmers are struggling to sell their crops, Real Money reports.

Which states have hemp bills? How much hemp was planted in Montana in 2018? Find the answers at votehemp.com, which is where we found these tidbits:

  • There are 45 states with hemp legislation.

  • 19 states grew hemp in 2017.

  • 40 universities conducted hemp research.

  • Montana had the most planted hemp acres in 2018, edging out No. 2 Colorado by a mere 422 acres.

  • Colorado had the most planted hemp acres in 2017.

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