First Rhode Island Hemp Harvest Begins as Farmers Share Lessons

September 23, 2019 15:00:50

This year, only four farmers were licensed to grow industrial hemp in Rhode Island and the harvest season is on. Dawson Hodgson, the farmer with the biggest hemp farm in the state, is one of those already harvesting and he revealed what the journey to this point has been like.

Hodgson, whose family has been running a 500-acre farm for generations, says that he has been lucky that he hasn’t encountered any major problems during this first season of growing hemp. For example, he says that he has only had to water his hemp plants once, and rainfall did the rest for…


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