ITHACA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Some New York farmers believe they’ve found the state’s next big cash crop: hemp.
A Florida woman posted a video using Facebook Live where she exclaimed at how excited she was to find hemp at a Whole Foods Market. But the product was from Upstate New York.
The hemp was from JD Farms in Eaton, N.Y. It’s the state’s first legal hemp farm in decades.
“We had the idea of hemp as an organic cover crop, initially,” Daniel Dolgin said.
Dolgin left the White House for the farm house. After working in counterterrorism for many years, he now co-owns JD Farms with his business partner Mark Justh.