Hemp could be big in Minnesota if it overcomes legal hurdles (kticradio.com)

  • Hemp would be removed from the federal list of illegal drugs by one version of the upcoming 2018 federal Farm Bill.
  • If that language is passed, consumers would see hemp in products from clothing to cookies to cosmetics.
  • Because Minnesota’s climate is perfectly suited for growing hemp, said Vaubel, the once-illegal plant would join corn and soybeans as leading crops in Minnesota.
  • Demand for hemp will soar, Strohfus said, benefiting Minnesota farmers.