Caring for Land

Growing interest in hemp project

Pickup trucks were the vehicle of choice lining both sides of the road near the Centreton Community Centre yesterday as about 80 farmers checked out an industrial hemp-growing project under development.

"This connects agriculture (directly) to manufacturing," Stonehedge Bio Resources Inc. president and chief researcher John Baker of Stirling told those who came to see if hemp growing might be profitable for them.

On the one side is the need to get farmers committed to growing hemp, and on the other, investors to construct the required processing facility.