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West Virginia's Hemp Industry Growing Fast, With 2020 Season Expected to Surpass 1,000-Acre Mark

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All told, 132 farmers grew 641 acres of industrial hemp in West Virginia this year. West Virginia's industrial hemp program is quadrupling year over year, with more than 1,000 acres of hemp expected to be grown in the state next year. This year, West Virginia hemp growers recorded 641 acres of industrial hemp cultivation by 132 farmers -- a notable increase from the 155 acres grown by 24 farmers in 2018. For the 2020 growing season, West Virginia has received 407 industrial hemp license appli...

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