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Oregon Invites Farmers Into Hemp Business


Laws against marijuana don't just harsh some people's mellow. 

They also have largely prohibited the growing of marijuana's sister, hemp, for industrial purposes. 

State of Oregon agriculture officials are now taking applications from farmers and growers who want to get into the hemp business, which is still illegal under federal law. 

We hear from an Agriculture Department rep. 


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.