American Farm Bureau calls for end to federal ban on hemp production

BY JANET PATTON

Hemp was cut with a hand brake in Kentucky during the 1920s.

The American Farm Bureau Federation has approved a new policy resolution that urges the repeal of the classification of industrial hemp as a controlled substance.

The effort, led by the Indiana Farm Bureau at the national group’s annual meeting last week in Texas, puts one of the largest and most influential mainstream farm lobbying organizations squarely in the pro-hemp camp and on record opposing “the classification of industrial hemp as a controlled substance.”

 

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