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With John Wiggins’ two sons interested in farming and seeing an opportunity to diversify from his tobacco and row crops, hemp looked like a sure bet to add onto their south Graves County operation. “It fit our niche,” Wiggins said. So last season they decided to grow 128 acres of hemp and joined up with processor GenCanna as a contract farmer.
During a presentation Thursday for the International Narcotics Control Board’s (INCB) 2019 annual report, President Cornelis P. de Joncheere discussed the developments taking place with regard to cannabis and synthetic drugs.
Today, we are very pleased that the FDA listened — and are grateful that Commissioner Hahn and the FDA continue to share our industry’s commitment to help farmers farm this versatile crop and provide global access to reliable and compliant food grade hemp-derived products.