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Industrial hemp is not a new crop, but some farmers are hoping it could bring new life to their businesses. The 2018 Farm Bill could make it legal to grow again across the U.S. In this episode of NET’s On The Table, Grant Gerlock talks to Harvest Public Media’s Esther Honig about confusion between federal and state laws over hemp production and a California farmer explains why he sees hemp as a lucrative alternative to the lettuce and cauliflower he grows now.

Esther Honig’s coverage on hemp farming,
http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/post/hemp-farmers-show-excitement-and-concern-over-possible-federal-legalization
http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/post/cannabis-derived-drug-gains-full-federal-approval-some-cbd-reclassified
Congressional Research Service report on hemp as a potential cash crop
https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32725.pdf

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