Will hemp selling slump at Midwest farms impact Florida growers?

By Forrest Saunders

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Ag officials now say Florida could have hemp in the ground by April, but will growers be able to sell it?

Farmers in places like Kansas are struggling to find buyers, despite the plant having thousands of uses.

Kansas grower Bobby Gabriel thought investing $250,000 into a hemp operation was a sure bet.

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“We were thinking it would give us an avenue to bring more income into farming other than corn and soybeans,” Gabriel recently told sister station KSHB. “Had high hopes.”

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