Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Kansas Farmers Left Out Of The Equation
The Kansas farm economy is struggling and in a recent meeting dozens of farmers showed up to find out what they could about growing industrial hemp. 33 States have legalized growing hemp in the last few years, but not Kansas. That's odd as Kansas was the number two producer of hemp before it became illegal. The farmers simply want a crop they can make a profit on when other crops won't sell. A bill to allow Kansas to grow industrial hemp has been brought forward and the farmers are pushing for it. People don't realize that the US brought in $650 million of hemp last year from Canada alone and the farmers of America don't want to be left out of the equation.