Licensed hemp acreage in 2019 jumps by four times over previous year

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The number of agricultural acres licensed in 2019 to grow industrial hemp in the United States was four times greater than the year before, a new report said Thursday.
Thirteen new state agriculture hemp programs started in 2019, the report from hemp advocacy organization Vote Hemp said. The number of acres of hemp licensed across 34 states totaled 511,442 in 2019, compared with 112,000 acres licensed in 2018, the Washington, D.C.-based organization said.

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