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What’s fueling the growth in North Carolina hemp production

A growing number of North Carolina’s farmers are turning to hemp production as a new source of revenue, spurred by the popularity of CBD products and the Trump administration’s trade war with China, which has hit the state’s tobacco industry especially hard by decimating the export market. But is hemp production the future of family farms in North Carolina? Hari Sreenivasan reports. More from today’s show in North Carolina: How North Carolina became a swing state: https://youtu.be/BmMqK_P-S2g What impact will North Carolina have on the 2020 election? https://youtu.be/PbFv9Om422M * Stream…

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Why Kentucky farmers are quitting tobacco and turning to hemp

A Farm Bill passed by Congress last year included an amendment granting states and universities the right to research hemp. Several states have since started research projects, but Kentucky is at the forefront, experimenting with creating a new industry around this plant. NewsHour’s Christopher Booker reports. View the Full Story/Transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/kentucky-farmers-quitting-tobacco-turning-unlikely-new-crop/

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