Industrial hemp pilot study begins in Whatcom County
Published on 5/29/14
The most recent federal Farm Bill allows for its growth in states where an academic research institution is studying the plant. WSU has been selected as that institution, but Washington State must also pass legislation for farmers to cultivate the crop.
One seed farmers can’t produce right now, however, is industrial hemp
Two bills recently proposed never made it to a final vote due to time constraints.
Rep. Buys plans to sponsor a new bill in the 2015 session.