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Is hemp the future of Wyoming ag?

When you think of the top cash crops grown in Wyoming, some people may immediately think of hay, sugar beets or wheat. But when you mention the idea of hemp becoming a top ag producer in the state, critics might say agriculture in Wyoming has gone to pot. Albin-based farmer Ron Rabou strongly disagrees.

"Comparing hemp and marijuana is like comparing a husky and a greyhound", Rabou said. "They're both dogs, but genetically, scientifically, physically, they're completely different. Hemp and marijuana are cousins. Hemp is a crop that looks like marijuana, but hemp is grown for fiber or food,...

 

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