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Industrial hemp event taking place at Virginia State University

Industrial hemp event taking place at Virginia State University
A first-of-its-kind public event on industrial hemp will be offered Aug. 17 at Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm. The field day will be open to potential growers, researchers, marketing experts and industrial hemp producers to discuss the future of the crop in Virginia and neighboring states.



State’s first hemp harvest for research complete

Once a mainstay of Colonial American agriculture, commercial cultivation of hemp in the U.S. ended after World War II under the federal 1937 Marijuana Tax Act. Nearly 80 years later, farmers and researchers in Virginia and other states are working to revive the versatile crop.



New law opens door for hemp research in Virginia

A crop that was grown in the early years of the Virginia colony could be returning to farm fields in a few years.



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