From PORK: Cannabis in U.S. Agriculture

Cannabis in U.S. Agriculture ( . )


As cannabis in the form of industrial hemp receives crop status in the 2018 farm bill and a growing number of states have legalized medical marijuana and industrial hemp production, who will meet the need?



  cannabis porkCould Cannabis Improve Pork Flavor? Weed-Fed Pigs Creating a Stir

Pigs at Moto Perpetuo Farm aren’t getting high on cannabis, but some say their pork is better because of it. This integrated legal marijuana farming operation in Forest Grove, Ore., is not only raising cannabis-fed pigs, they’re also raising a few eyebrows.

PORK Poll: Could Marijuana in the Pig Diet Make a Difference?

pork hempRegardless of where you stand on the issue of medical marijuana, 33 states have now legalized medical marijuana use and the number of cannabis producers looking for ways to utilize plant byproducts continues to increase. THC in the diet is of interest to some, scientifically, because the appetite stimulation by marijuana could increase feed intake in pigs.

Sonny PerduePerdue Answers Buzz on Hemp in Animal Feed

From fiber and oil to clothing and makeup, hemp products are hot. And now some are exploring whether hemp could be a useful ingredient in animal feed. So what’s the Secretary of Agriculture’s take? Read it here. 


drugtestLivestock Producers: Do You Drug Test?

The 2019 Farm Journal Cannabis in U.S. Agriculture Study asked livestock producers with employees about their drug testing policies. Here's what we learned. 


Top Stories

cannabis horseFacts and Fiction about Hemp in Animal Feed

Livestock producers will play a crucial role in the success or failure of hemp, as the crop holds many potential benefits as a feedstuff. Some states have already set in motion programs to analyze hemp’s safety and practicality as a livestock feed. 

cattle cannabisLivestock Owners Weigh in on Ag’s Role in the Hemp Marketplace

Hemp has been an agricultural product that has graced many farmers’ fields, including famous farmers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Most recently, the 2018 farm bill has classified hemp that contains less than 0.3% of THC as a commodity crop. So what’s your role in hemp growth today? Here’s what livestock owners said:

Check out more exclusive data from the 2019 Farm Journal Cannabis in U.S. Agriculture Study and other resources here: 

> What's the Farmer's Role in Growing Hemp? 

From Farm Journal: Hemp: Hopes and Headaches Ahead
U.S. farmers can officially play the hemp game, so says the 2018 farm bill, and as of January 2019, 41 states have given hemp a green flag. Here’s what you need to know before you grow.

From AgDay: Taking the THC out of Hemp Plants

From Bovine Veterinarian: Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine

Check out the latest stories and updates at


• 5 Facts About Cannabis

• USDA Plant Profile for Hemp

• USDA Plant Profile for Marijuana

• Hemp Industries Association



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