Wayne Hauge says he’s “mostly your typical northwest North Dakota farmer.”
But the Ray producer also is a staunch supporter of industrial hemp, and a new state law is expected to help him and other North Dakota farmers start growing the crop, perhaps as soon as 2016.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Introduced by Senator Mark Leno earlier this year, SB 676, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act is moving quickly through the California Legislature. SB 676 would create an 8-year pilot program to allow industrial hemp farming in five California counties, Kern, Kings, Imperial, San Joaquin and Yolo. Passing through the Assembly Committee on Agriculture last week with a 6-0 vote, leading hemp advocacy organization, Vote Hemp, expects the bill to reach the governor's desk this September.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana this month issued its first license for an industrial hemp-growing operation to a woman who said she wants to develop a domestic market for the plant despite federal law barring its cultivation.
BISMARCK – A 51-year-old grandfather who grows garbanzo beans and other crops in northwestern North Dakota was among the protesters arrested Tuesday for planting hemp seeds on the lawn of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration offices.
James MacPherson, Associated Press Writer
October 14, 2009
A bill from Kentucky Sen. Joey Pendleton would require industrial hemp growers to be licensed by that state's Department of Agriculture.
October 13, 2009
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