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New hemp rules could further shrink industry


AFTER AN EXPLOSION of grower registrations last year, Vermont’s hemp industry has gotten off to a rocky start in 2020. Agency of Agriculture officials are hoping that new Hemp Rules will provide much-needed clarity for growers and processors, but some industry stakeholders worry that proposed federal guidelines, which impose greater restrictions, could spell doom for industrial hemp in the Northeast. Photo courtesy of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture

VERMONT — After the great promise hemp held out for Vermont farmers last year was dashed by poor planting weather, questionable plant genetics, limited drying and processing capacity, and the occas

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