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Industrial Hemp Farming in Arkansas Slowly Blooms

J. Froelich
Bill Morgan, a consultant and founder of Bio Gen LLC hemp farm near Lake Weddington, tests, develops and markets CBD hemp cultivars.

When hemp, the non-intoxicating cousin of marijuana, was legalized by USDA several years ago, industrial hemp farming flowered in northwest Arkansas, under strict federal and state regulatory control. We visit Bio Gen LLC, a new experimental hemp farm, learn about scientific hemp research by Dr. Jim Correll at the University of Arkansas, and get a promising forecast from Arkansas Department of Agriculture's hemp division leader.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
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