Hemp boom and doom: Half of Oregon’s hemp crop may go to waste

Luke Lafayette stared across his acres of hemp on a cold, muddy morning as the plants gave off a potent, marijuana-like odor.

Born into farming families, he and his wife, Jessica, this year planted about 1,000 acres of hemp on farmland near Gervais, up from 5 acres when they first got into the industrial crop three years ago. Next year they plan to expand to 3,500 acres.

Source: Hemp boom and doom: Half of Oregon’s hemp crop may go to waste