Mixed Results for Hemp Farmers in Tennessee
With more than a dozen states establishing some sort of commercial industrial hemp program, scores of entrepreneurs – and traditional farmers – are exploring ways to get involved in the budding industry.
However, there is no guarantee that growing hemp will be a money-making endeavor.
In Tennessee, for example, farmers participating in a pilot hemp-growing program that kicked off this year have experienced mixed results.
One farmer told a local television station that he planted about 50 pounds of seeds this summer but only ended up harvesting about an ounce worth of crop.
Others, though, have had a