Is Industrial Hemp America’s Next Cash Crop?
By Grit Staff
Studies have been initiated in the Appalachian region of Kentucky, where plots of industrial hemp will be grown and tested. Included in the new Farm Bill are provisions for growing designated plots of industrial hemp to study its value in medical research, bioremediation of contaminated soil, and use as a clothing fiber.
Universities and state agriculture departments where it is already legal to grow industrial hemp in Kentucky are the only places able to grow test plots. Local farmers in the area have shown enthusiasm and feel confident in a growing market for industrial hemp. Read more at The Rural Blog.
Discover Uncommon Berries: Saskatoon, Honeyberry, Gooseberry and Currant
Saskatoons grow as a bush, and they’re pretty tolerant of conditions. Photo by Holly Stockley Summer means berry season, and U-pick farms abound offering strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. But there are some new kids on the block offering new flavors and extending the season by ripening before even strawberries. And there are also some old-fashioned […]
Mangel-wurzels, a large root vegetable, easily break-up the soil, tilling for you, and make delicious salads, pickles, in addition to being healthy livestock feed.
Grow Truffles in the United States
Learn about the best trees and natural conditions for growing black, white and burgundy truffles.