Report: U.S. Grew 78,000 Acres of Hemp in 2018, Tripling 2017 Output

Industrial hemp production significantly increased in the U.S. in 2018, with farmers cultivating three times as many acres of the crop as compared to the previous year, according to a report released Jan. 28, 2018.

Farmers grew more than 78,000 acres of legal hemp last year, the advocacy group VoteHemp reported. In 2017, they grew about 26,000 acres and in 2016, the total was less than 10,000 acres.

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