KS farmers have trouble growing, selling hemp

This summer marks the third year that Kansans have grown hemp for industrial uses. Yet growing the less sexy cousin of the plant associated with getting high and some medicinal uses has proven riskier and more difficult than many farmers initially expected.

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June 18, 2021 - 9:24 AM

This summer marks the third year that Kansans have grown hemp for industrial uses.

Yet growing the less sexy cousin of the plant associated with getting high and some medicinal uses has proven riskier and more difficult than many farmers initially expected.

Consequently, the number of licenses issued this year is less than half of what the state saw in 2020.

“There were some misconceptions about the ease of marketability of it,” said Braden Hoch, the state’s industrial hemp program supervisor.

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