Agriculture

Agriculture

Kansas farmers hope to capitalize on hemp

Rick Gash hopes to capitalize on a change in federal law that allows for the industrial production of hemp. The 2018 farm bill declassifies hemp as a controlled substance. Gash plans to use 69 acres of his Butler County property to grow hemp.

Agriculture

China trade tensions worry US farmers

The U.S. hiked tariffs on Chinese imports and Beijing said it will counterattack in a trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. U.S. farmers worry tariffs will rob them of profits and reduce their ability to compete in the pork market.

Kansas farmers hope to capitalize on hemp

Rick Gash hopes to capitalize on a change in federal law that allows for the industrial production of hemp. The 2018 farm bill declassifies hemp as a controlled substance. Gash plans to use 69 acres of his Butler County property to grow hemp.