Farmers have been able to grow hemp in Minnesota only for three years, and only with restrictions. As the rules change, farmers and consumers are in a kind of limbo, waiting for lawmakers to decide what is legal and what is not.

John Strohfus is rehabilitating the outlaw of Minnesota agriculture.

“People think this is new,” said Strohfus, as he sifted hemp seed through his fingers at his Afton farm. “But the only thing new is that farmers can grow it now.”

Farmers like Strohfus are tip-toeing into the hemp market, planting fields in Woodbury, Afton, Dakota County and across the state. 

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Bob Shaw ~ Pioneer Press via TwinCities.com ~