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By Nick Reynolds
Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Red tape delays hemp planting


August 8, 2019

CASPER — This winter, lawmakers voted to allow hemp in Wyoming, hoping the crop will become a boon for the state’s agricultural industry.

But farmers will have to wait at least one more growing season before they can plant hemp in Wyoming soil.

Submitted to the federal government in spring, Wyoming’s industrial hemp plan was put in motion in the green rush following the legalization of hemp in the 2018 farm bill. Some lawmakers and farmers see the plant as a new economic opportunity. It’s ideally suited for Wyoming as a cool weather crop that grows best in regions with short days a...

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