Farmers Struggle as Hemp Harvest Winds Down

Hemp Harvest Winds Down
Image Source: Aleks Via Wikimedia Commons
November 08, 2019

Wholesale hemp prices, while higher than for other agricultural commodities, are expected to
decline for key cannabinoid products this year as new suppliers flood the market.
Ajit Singh strode across his 16-acre hemp field toward a broken-down harvester. He’d been
hoping all day that the mechanic now crouched beside the machine could get it back up and
running.
It was late October and Singh still had thousands of stinky green and purple cannabis plants
across 425 acres to pick, dry and sell before winter. Like many hemp growers here in Jackson
County, Oregon, he was harvesting slowly, facing a mold problem and unhappy with prices
offered by potential buyers.

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