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Is Industrial Hemp Worth Further Study in the US? A Survey of the Literature

  • Michael Bennett

There has been considerable interest recently in alternative cropping opportunities for US grain producers. One crop that has received significant interest has been industrial hemp. Hemp production has essentially been non-existent in the US since the 1950's. The purpose of this paper is to summarize the current state of knowledge relative to opportunities for domestic commercial hemp production.

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Paper provided by Wisconsin-Madison Agricultural and Applied Economics Department in its series Wisconsin-Madison Agricultural and Applied Economics Staff Papers with number 443.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2001
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Handle: RePEc:wop:wisaes:443
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  1. Kraenzel, David G. & Petry, Timothy A. & Nelson, Bill & Anderson, Marshall J. & Mathern, Dustin & Todd, Robert, 1998. "Industrial Hemp As An Alternative Crop In North Dakota," Agricultural Economics Reports 23264, North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
  2. Alden, Dave M. & Proops, John L. R. & Gay, Philip W., 1998. "Industrial hemp's double dividend: a study for the USA," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 291-301, June.
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