With hemp farming, most of the attention has been on CBD production. Legacy Hemp is taking a different approach, focusing on hemp grain production. Legacy Hemp agronomist Bryan Parr says production will be contracted in the region. “For 2020, we’re looking for about 7,000-to-8,000 acres primarily in the Minnesota/North Dakota area.” With the current prices for corn, soybeans and wheat, Parr says farmers are looking to diversify. “There is a learning curve because it is a new crop, but the farmers would not have to retrofit or purchase new equipment for (hemp) grain production. We’re planting this crop with an air drill or grain drill and harvesting it with a combine.” Legacy Hemp hosted a meeting about hemp grain production on Wednesday in Grand Forks.
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