Indiana leaders in agriculture and food systems met in Monrovia, Indiana to discuss opportunities for growing Hemp commercially.
Indiana is one of six states that allows hemp cultivation for commercial purposes. But, because of federal laws, hemp can’t be legally sold across the state by all farmers. It can, however, be grown at the Purdue Hemp Research Farm.
Jessica Scott is the Executive Director of the Indiana Hemp Industries Association and says the industry should be expanded.
“The HIA would love for all of its member states to be able to grow industrial Hemp freely and we believe it’s the right of farmers to be able to do so and so currently in Indiana we’re still fighting for that,” Imus says.
The event comes on the heels of Hemp History week, which runs through June 11th.
Gross roots organizers like Scott hope the events will help change federal policy on industrial hemp in the United States.