Hoping for Hemp

A debate is brewing in the Texas Senate over whether the state should legalize hemp. A crop is already an option for farmers in more than 40 other states, which manufacture it for a variety of uses, including rope, textiles, paper, insulation, and biofuel. “Back in the colonial days, hemp was a major crop in this country,” says Gene Hall, spokesman for Texas Farm Bureau. “There are just a whole bunch of uses for the crop and there’s no good reason to deny Texas farmers the opportunity to grow it.” Click to read more at www.rednews.com.