Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry

Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry

Uniformity sought in ‘new’ industry
Lloyd Nackley, a plant ecologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, holds freshly picked tops of hemp plants from one of Oregon State’s hemp research stations in Aurora, Ore., on Thursday. Hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp seed doesn’t yet have a universal name or an agreed-upon quantity.
Jay Noller, director and lead researcher for Oregon State University’s newly formed Global Hemp Innovation Center, left, inspects young hemp plants with Lloyd Nackley, a plant ecologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, at one of the university’s hemp research stations in Aurora, Ore., on Thursday.
A man displays hemp seeds being prepared for sale to industrial hemp farmers at his facility in Monmouth, Ore., on April 19, 2018.
Jennifer Lane, a student intern at the Oregon State University Extension Center, plants a hemp seedling in a field at one of the research stations for Oregon State’s newly announced Global Hemp Innovation Center in Aurora, Ore., on Thursday.
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