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5 Farm Facts About Hemp

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Hemp, also known as industrial hemp, is primarily grown for its use as an oil and fiber. Vastly different from marijuana, “hemp” refers to varieties of cannabis that contain 0.3% or less tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. Scroll through the slideshow to learn five fascinating farm facts about hemp.

See more: Roseville Farmer Looks to Grow the Illinois Hemp Industry

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Hemp is a high-yield crop. One acre of hemp produces twice as much oil as 1 acre of peanuts, and nearly four times as much fiber pulp (for paper) as an acre of trees.

Andy Huston grows and studies industrial hemp at his farm, American Hemp Research, in Roseville. Here, he holds a strain called Early Nueve; Photo credit: Nathan Lambrecht

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