Even though the Wyoming Legislature passed House Bill 230 earlier this year allowing the state’s farmers to grow hemp, there has not been a large-scale adjustment by producers to add the crop to their field rotations.

Considered a botanical cousin to marijuana, was an illegal crop for American growers from 1937 until 2014 when Congress allowed its production for research purposes only.

State Representative Mike Madden commented on the legislature’s action earlier this spring and stressed it bears no relationship to marijuana…

Hemp is used worldwide in fuels, textiles, clothing and food, and while the United States is the largest importer of industrial hemp in the world, approximately $550 million per year.

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