Tag: industrial hemp

Danny McAuliffeOctober 16, 2017

Could industrial hemp be Florida’s next big crop? Maybe. But it’s going to take two years to find out. Florida citrus is a crop plagued by citrus greening and recently battered by Hurricane Irma. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released 2017 Florida orange production forecasts last Thursday; it was bleak, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam hinted […]

Jim RosicaOctober 19, 2015

State Sen. Jeff Clemens has again filed a bill allowing the cultivation of industrial hemp, the fiber of the cannabis plant that’s used to make fabrics, paper and rope. The bill (SB 554) was submitted Monday. Because hemp is related to marijuana, it’s banned in the states. But the level of THC – the chemical that causes a high – […]


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