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Royal Winter Fair
Fri November, 6th 2009 until Sun November, 15th 2009
CNE Toronto, Toronto
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Stone Farms Hemp in the Cobden Sun

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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Authored by Jake Davies, Cobden Sun editor. Published September 16, 2009