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Fields Of Dreams: Industrial hemp added to the list of crops farmers are allowed to grow in Michigan

In late spring, Scott Ruggles quietly went about planting 24 acres of industrial hemp on his farm in White Lake Township and another location in Holly. Ruggles is one of an estimated 600 Michigan farmers licensed to grow hemp through the state department of agriculture in the first year it is allowed as an agricultural crop. “We’re just learning,” said Ruggles, as he prepared to harvest his first hemp crop this month. “Everything was kind of by the seat of my pants.” Farmers across the country hope that hemp – illegal to grow for decades – may be a new source of revenue with multiple productive uses.

Source: Fields Of Dreams: Industrial hemp added to the list of crops farmers are allowed to grow in Michigan

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