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From the Ground Up: A Look at Kansas’ First Year of Industrial Hemp Production

Kerri Ebert, Braden Hoch, Hannah Taylor and Benjamin Schwab

Western Economics Forum, 2020, vol. 18, issue 2

Abstract: Over the last five years, industrial hemp began to re-enter mainstream agriculture through the 2014 Farm Bill pilot program legalizing the study of growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp by state departments of agriculture and higher education institutions for research purposes. The 2018 Farm Bill expanded opportunities for industrial hemp production beyond research creating a national commercial industrial hemp production program that allows states, Indian Tribes, and Territories to submit plans for regulating and monitoring their own industrial hemp production programs. This paper looks at Kansas’ experience during its first growing season under the pilot research program.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.308111

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