Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: At the Forefront of Hemp's Return

Episode 33.

According to Shannon Powers, press secretary at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Lancaster County leads the state in number of registered industrial hemp growing sites with more than 80 sites in the county. On this week’s podcast we talk to three key people at PDA: Powers gives an overview of the hemp program and what the department is doing to support hemp farmers; Plant specialist Sarah Pickel discusses the recent changes in the THC testing protocols for growers; and Fred Strathmeyer tells why there are still no great options for hemp farmers in terms of financial services or crop insurance.

Learn more about Industrial hemp from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's resource page:

https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/industrial_hemp/Pages/default.aspx