By Michael Bachara
In North Carolina this summer, farmers are experimenting with industrial hemp as a potential cash crop as an option to replace tobacco.
On Monday, Jay Foushee, a fourth-generation farmer, planted more than 6,000 industrial hemp plants. In 2014, a change in the law made the agricultural production of industrial hemp a reality.
"We call it Carolina Gold," Foushee said. "The potential income we can make on this crop is more than we can make on grain right now."