Hemp’s Growth ‘Exploding’ in Oregon

Hemp Growth Exploding in Oregon
Image Source: Oregon Department Of Transportation Via Wikimedia Commons
March 27, 2019

Hemp is in the midst of another record growth year in Oregon, according to Gary McAninch, the program manager for industrial hemp at the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

During a presentation to the monthly meeting of the Douglas County Livestock Association on March 19, McAninch noted that as of that day, 751 growers, 254 handlers (processors) and 22,435 acres had been registered with the state’s industrial hemp program. He added that many more registrations are expected.

In 2015, there were only 13 growers, 13 handlers and 105 acres registered.

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