After 80 years of prohibition, industrial hemp is legal again in Arkansas. The Arkansas State Plant Board is creating rules for a help research program that will begin next year.

Earlier this year, the Arkansas Industrial Hemp Act passed in legislation.

"Just to use a new crop that could bring in some money in the coming years as a rotation, it’s exciting," said Jeremy Fisher, V.P. of Arkansas Hemp Association. Agriculture is the largest industry in Arkansas and now a new door is opening to farmers.

"It’s important to revive that to bring in a new rotation crop," said Fisher.

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Erika Ferrando ~ KTHV