Warsaw sees one of the first hemp farms

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Industrial hemp will soon be grown in Indiana and a farm in Warsaw will be one of the first to do it.

President Trump signed a Farm bill earlier this year, legalizing hemp across the country.

Kosciusko County farmer, Don Zolman, says he will make the switch from corn and soybeans to hemp.

Since legalization is new, he’ll still be growing under a research license. Zolman believes hemp is the next major crop.

“The potential is so huge from grain, to fiber, to having a product that can help heal people.” -“It’ll probably equal wheat if not surpass that. And it might be bigger than that,” he says

A drone will be used to help oversee his field in case people try to sneak in. If hemp is grown outside of a licensed facility, it will be considered marijuana and illegal.

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