A combination of changing laws, shifting attitudes, consumer demand and favorable growing conditions have many calling Tennessee the agricultural belt buckle for growing hemp.

Bill Corbin always knew a day would come when he would no longer be able to call himself a third-generation tobacco farmer.

That day has arrived. The Springfield farmer says he had contracts to grow tobacco until this year, but will now devote all his energy and acreage to growing hemp.

Tobacco is in his past, he says. Hemp is the future.

Click here to read the complete article

Tom Wood ~ Associated Press ~