House Agriculture

As lawmakers in Washington stand poised to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, the incoming chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota) talks hemp with the media. Speaking with Minnesota Public Radio, Peterson said that he might start growing hemp on his farm.

“I may grow some hemp on my farm. I’m looking at it,” Peterson said. “There’s a big market for this stuff that we’ve been ceding to Canada and other places.”

If passed, the Farm Bill would fully legalize hemp in the United States, allowing Peterson and others to cultivate and sell hemp for commercial purposes. A vote is expected on the measure as early as next week.

To read more, please visit the original post at Minnesota Public Radio.