Pennsylvania to Assist in Funding Industrial Hemp Research

 

Following the launch of Pennsylvania’s new Industrial Hemp Pilot Research Program earlier this month, state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding has announced a cost-sharing program for the 2017 growing season that supports projects contributing toward a better understanding of what could be a promising new crop for farmers.

“Hemp has a long history here in Pennsylvania, and we believe it holds a promising future,” Redding said. “If we want to realize this crop’s full potential, though, we need the benefit of sound research.

Under the cost-share program, the department will award $1,000 to successful hemp research program permit recipients to help offset the administrative costs tied to their projects.

 

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