We shot this episode several weeks ago, before the rains finally came, about how the drought in the western United States is affecting the hemp farming business. We talk to the owners and farmers on Magu Maiden Farms just north of Ashland, OR, who explain how the shortage of water is forcing them to farm a fraction of the hemp they would produce in a typical year. We also learn much about the inner workings of the hemp farming business, including how legal farmers and illegal farmers often find themselves at odds over the use of land and resources. Despite the rains having come at last, it's thought by many that the effects of the drought will continue onward in the months and weeks to come.
KEEGAN VAN HOOK
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