In this episode of Hemp Can Do It!, Larry and Kattia speak with State Senator Patrick Testin from Wisconsin’s 24th district. Senator Testin helped write and pass Act 100, which created the industrial hemp pilot program for Wisconsin.
Introducing a new podcast about Wisconsin’s growing hemp industry. In this first episode of Hemp Can Do It!, News Director Molly Stentz speaks with Wisconsin Hemp Alliance co-founders Larry Konopacki and Kattia Jimenez about the growing pains of our state’s industrial hemp pilot program.
Perry Brown, Executive Director, of Michael Fields Agricultural Institute along with Margaret Krome, MFAI’s Policy Director, will discuss industrial hemp, agricultural research, policy and farmer-led watershed conservation. MFAI is a non-profit organization in East Troy, WI; their mission is to nurture the ecological, social, and economic resiliency of food and farming systems through education, research, […]
This year marked the first year that hemp became legal to grow in Wisconsin in over half a century. The Wisconsin legislature passed a law creating a pilot program allowing farmers to grow hemp plants legally. This fall, just a few weeks ago, about 100 farmers across the state harvested their first crop. For today’s […]
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 […]
It’s not often that anything passes unanimously in the Wisconsin Senate, least of all legislation making it easier to produce a controlled substance. Yet that’s exactly what happened with SB 119, which allows for the production of industrial hemp. After the Senate passed the bill unanimously, it passed the Assembly 62- 30, and was signed […]