Purdue Awarded $1M Federal Grant for Hemp ‘Education’

Purdue University has received a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help scientists get a better understanding of the production of industrial hemp.

Growing hemp became legal when Congress approved the 2018 Farm Bill. A number of Indiana farmers were interested in pursuing industrial hemp as a cash-crop. But there were a lot of questions about how.

“There’s certainly tremendous interest and tremendous opportunities, but the reality is that this is a crop we haven’t grown on significant acreage for 70 to 80 years,” said Kevin Gibson, professor of botany and plant pathology at Purdue University. “The knowledge base to be successful needs to be developed.”…[READ MORE]

Source: Purdue Awarded $1M Federal Grant for Hemp ‘Education’ | insideindianabusiness.com

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