Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-217) 83 pp
Economic Viability of Industrial Hemp in the United States: A Review of State Pilot Programs
After a hiatus of almost 45 years, the 2014 Farm Bill reintroduced industrial hemp production in the United States through State pilot programs. This study documents outcomes and lessons learned from the State pilot programs and examines legal, agronomic, and economic challenges that may impact the transition from the pilot programs to economically viable commercial production.
Keywords: hemp, cannabidiol, CBD, pilot program, infant industry, Farm Bill
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