With Congress’ passage of last week’s farm bill that decriminalized the hemp plant, North Carolina farmers will have the choice of adding a needed money crop to their rotations.
“I haven’t read the whole thing. It’s 800 pages and 6 inches thick, but I think it’s going to be a good thing for North Carolina,” said Mann Mullen, who has experimented with growing hemp and processing it.
Mullen is a farmer and the owner of tobacco warehouses in Wilson and Bunn.
President Trump signed the bill, also known as the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, on Dec. 20.
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