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Six Washington County farms to Grow Hemp This Year

After the 2018 Farm Bill opened the door for farmers with state permits to grow hemp, more and more local growers are exploring their options. And educational forums sponsored by the state cooperative extension are packed with potential growers asking …
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What’s the future of hemp in NY?

OWEGO, N.Y. — Farmers are hoping regulations on the hemp industry could soon be lifted. Senator Chuck Schumer was in Owego Friday morning, introducing the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. If passed, industrial hemp would no longer be classified as …
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Schumer In Columbia County: Call To Relax Hemp Laws

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer visited a farm in Columbia County today. The Democrat is promoting a bill that would declassify hemp as a Schedule I narcotic. WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was at Old Mud Creek …
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Southern Tier Hemp Summit Brings Hemp Industry Leaders to Binghamton

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Hemp Industry has begun to plant itself in New York. The first Southern Tier Hemp Summit was hosted Friday┬áby the Castetter Sustainability Group and the Binghamton University Office of Entrepreneurship. The event featured hemp industry leaders …
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