Wisconsin Could Join Growing List Of States To Allow Industrial Hemp Farming

posted Oct 12, 2017, 6:00 AM by Ryan Quinn
Wisconsin could join a growing list of states that allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. 

A state Senate committee heard testimony yesterday on a bill that would create a state pilot program to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. 

Ken Anderson with Legacy Hemp, a company that sells seeds for the plant, said it can be a profitable crop. 

Anderson says farmers that grow hemp for seed production are netting over $900 an acre. 

More than 30 states already allow farmers to grow industrial hemp, which was authorized under the 2014 federal farm bill. 

The crop had previously been banned, after it was listed on the same schedule as marijuana.