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Hemp Law May Give Farmers New Opportunities

"At the age of 76, longtime farmer Will Allen is still looking for ways to diversify a 40-acre operation that already includes everything from pick-your-own pumpkins to a field-side café.

So when Vermont lawmakers last month gave final approval to a bill that would legalize the cultivation of hemp, Allen began contemplating ways to introduce the crop to his Cedar Circle Farm in East Thetford.

“You can grow it for food, for fuel, for fiber,” Allen said recently. “There’s already a proven market for hemp locally, and there’s no reason for us not to be growing it here.”"

Read the full article by Peter Hirschfeld, "Hemp Law May Give Farmers New Opportunities," in the Rutland Herald.