A bill passed in 2017 allowed Wisconsin farmers the opportunity to grow hemp for the first time in nearly fifty years. The first round of hemp farmers have finished harvesting their crops, including Whilden Hughes of Hughes Farms in Rock County. He’s just one of two farmers in Rock County, and one of only 184 operations in the state, who were registered and licensed to grow hemp this year. After finishing his hemp harvest in September, he joined reporter Chali Pittman on the phone to talk about the process.
(Photo credit: Whilden Hughes)