More Southwest Colorado farmers see a future in growing hemp

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More Southwest Colorado farmers see a future in growing hemp

Many say they plan to plant first crop in 2019
Hemp can be put to use in hundreds of ways: The outer stalks can be fashioned into rope, textiles and paper. Seeds can be converted into food, oils and cosmetics. Leaves and flowers have medical and anti-microbial properties.
Hemp farmer Jack Varcados speaks during a panel discussion on industrial hemp at the Four States Agricultural Expo on March 16 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.

More Southwest Colorado farmers see a future in growing hemp

Hemp can be put to use in hundreds of ways: The outer stalks can be fashioned into rope, textiles and paper. Seeds can be converted into food, oils and cosmetics. Leaves and flowers have medical and anti-microbial properties.
Hemp farmer Jack Varcados speaks during a panel discussion on industrial hemp at the Four States Agricultural Expo on March 16 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.

More Southwest Colorado farmers see a future in growing hemp

Abdel Berrada with Mesa Verde Ag Solutions moderates a panel discussion on industrial hemp at the Four States Agricultural Expo on March 16 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.

More Southwest Colorado farmers see a future in growing hemp

Venus Moon Ranch co-founders Kat Bagley, left, and Mary-Taylor Valand speak during a presentation about industrial hemp at the Four States Agricultural Expo on March 16 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.

More Southwest Colorado farmers see a future in growing hemp

Hemp farmers Brendan Findlay, Scott Perez and Nicholas Hawkes listen to a question from the audience during a presentation on industrial hemp at the Four States Agricultural Expo on March 16 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.
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