Eighth Generation Fruit Farmer, First Generation Hemp Farmer: Industrial Hemp Podcast, episode fifteen

The 2018 Farm Bill has passed both Houses and is awaiting the president’s signature, which is expected this week. How is this going to affect farmers in Pennsylvania? What will become of the state’s hemp pilot program? On the first part of the show we talk to Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to find out. Then we talk to eighth generation fruit farmer, first generation hemp farmer Leighton Rice from Adams County, PA, about his first year of growing hemp, the lessons he learned and his advice for farmers who are thinking about growing industrial hemp in the future.