Colorado – Local farmers unite to talk about hemp

By Tobie Baker
About 20 area farmers convened over the weekend to discuss the viability of producing industrial hemp in Southwest Colorado.

After the hour-and-a-half long open discussion on Sunday, Jan. 5, nearly all the farmers packed inside a back room of the Spruce Tree Coffeehouse in Cortez indicated they were interested in growing industrial hemp locally for seed, oil and fiber production.
“If it’s economically viable and legal, I’ve got 500 acres I could start growing tomorrow,” one said.
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