Hemp is a plant that has an enormous opportunity to benefit the american agricultural system in myriad ways and yet has been faced with a series of legal and regulatory issues over the past several decades. Joining the show to give an update on the legality of hemp cultivation in the U.S. and her recent article on the matter, “Hemp is on the Horizon. Will it Change the Game for Farm Country,” is Christina Cooke. Christina is a freelance writer and associate editor at Civil Eats – a daily online news source about the American food system. Later in the show, we will welcome John Bell, a hemp farmer in Kentucky, to offer his experience growing hemp over the past few years and his perspective on the future of its cultivation.

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