ND Man Aims to Become 1st US Hemp Farmer

Monson plans this week to apply to become the nation’s first licensed
industrial hemp farmer. He will have to provide two sets of
fingerprints and proof that he’s not a criminal.

The farmer,
school superintendent and state legislator would like to start by
growing 10 acres of the crop, and he spent part of his weekend staking
out the field he wants to use.

“I’m starting to see that we maybe have a chance,” Monson said. “For a while, it was getting really depressing.”

Always nice to see North Dakotans make national news…

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