“Despite risks, Wisconsin hemp industry taking root:” Newly Arrived Rural Whitewater Farmer Has 27 Acres

From a Janesville Gazette article picked up by the Bradenton (FL) Herald, 11/9/19

You’d think Jonathan Baker would have been California dreaming on a late October day.

After all, several acres of Baker’s hemp crop on a rural Whitewater hillside were in limbo. Baker was awaiting testing to learn whether a late October snowfall had damaged or destroyed hemp still in a field just east of the Koshkonong hills.

Baker, 29, moved back to Fort Atkinson this year after spending a decade in northern California, where he’d built a life as a cannabis activist and small-scale grower of legal cannabis strains for therapeutic use. Last week, Baker’s hemp near Whitewater was harvest ready. Then came the first breath of Wisconsin winter, about a month earlier than usual.

For the full article, click here: https://www.bradenton.com/news/business/article237002414.html

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