OPB Article: Oregon hemp growers face uncertain future

OPB Article: Oregon hemp growers face uncertain future

What happens in Oregon first also filters through to the country months even a year or so later so we always say make yourself cognisant of Oregon’s issues because they may well be yours sooner than you think. Listen at  https://www.opb.org/article/2022/03/28/oregon-hemp-growers-face-uncertain-future/ PRECIS According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the market for hemp production in the U.S. was worth more than $820 million last year. Oregon is one of the top 10 hemp-growing states in the nation, with most of the cultivation taking place in Jackson and Josephine counties. But a moratorium on new licenses to grow hemp in those two counties and a crackdown by state lawmakers on illegal marijuana that has found to be grown on some licensed hemp farms have led some entrepreneurs to question the future of hemp in Oregon. Joining us to discuss the challenges their industry faces are Mason Walker, the co-owner and CEO of East Fork Cultivars, a farm in Josephine County which grows both hemp and marijuana, and Paul Murdoch, the owner and CEO of Horn Creek Hemp, a family-run hemp farm in Jackson County.

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