Industrial Hemp was an important crop and a major industry in Pennsylvania, grown in the Commonwealth until the 1940’s
By Michael Bachara
For the first time in over 80 years, researchers and farmers are allowed to cultivate hemp in Pennsylvania, with permits. The new law allows permit holders to grow up to five acres of industrial hemp.
After fifty years of growing acres of various crops at his family's farm near Milton, Abram Ziegler has turned to industrial hemp to help his farm.