I am looking to collaborate with Illinois farmers to bring industrial hemp to our great state. The optimal farmer or co-op would have at least 150 acres and upwards of 350 acres to plant for the 2020. I am in the process of sourcing seeds for the 2020 season as well as procuring and installing a decortication facility to process the raw hemp stalks. Anyone interested in this opportunity please feel free to reach out to me. Thanks.
What hemp strains are approved to grow in Illinois? Are growers allowed to deviate from the list provided when applying for license?