EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — Hemp advocates say Wisconsin’s marketplace must get up to speed now that hemp production has been legalized in the state.
Farmers will have to learn how to grow hemp, obtain seeds, modify farm equipment and build hemp processing plants, the Janesville Gazette reported.
“That economic supply chain is going to have to be developed once again,” said Allison Pratt-Szeliga, the program manager at Michael Fields Agriculture Institute.
“Wisconsin used to have several hemp mills around the state. You could just bring your crop there, and they would start to process it. We don’t have that anymore.”
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