In the state of Vermont, the hemp industry is booming. According to officials with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, the number of hemp farmers over the last year has increased by roughly 400%; rising from 87 farmers in 2017 to 450 in 2018. Likewise, the amount of acreage used to cultivate hemp has also increased dramatically. In 2017, approximately 550 acres of land was registered for hemp cultivation; in 2018, registrations are expected to cover more than 3,000 acres. In response to the growing number of hemp farmers, the agency has announced that a separate registration form for hemp processors will soon become available.
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