County farmer sees growth potential in hemp industry
Stone Farms responsible for one per cent of Canada's hemp crops
COBDEN --- After a couple years of research and one putting that research into practice, Stone Farms believes there's a future in hemp.
"It outperformed expectations" Stone road farmer Reuben Stone said of his hemp crop. "I'm pretty optimistic to see where it can go."
Standing near a couple half filled, 100-tonne storage bins at Stone Farms on a windy Monday, Sept. 14 Mr. Stone's three-year experiment on the legal cultivation of marijuana is almost complete. The grain is in the storage bins awaiting cleaning and "the marketing end is still to be done."
So far, Mr. Stone believes the process has been a success.
"It's quite easy to see (hemp) might compete with corn for acres in the county - put it that way," he said.
Stone farms has been planning the project for a while..............
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