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    Jamie McEachern, Scott City, hangs hemp from a snow fence in a drying shed where it remained for about 10 days following harvest. (Record Photo)
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    About 8,000 hemp plants filled a 2-1/2 acre plot near the Craig Tuttle home west of Scott City. (Record Photo)
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    Plastic covers the concrete floor in the drying shed where freshly cut hemp is gathered before it’s hung from strips of snow fence in a 60x80 foot drying shed. When the harvest was completed the shed was completely filled with hemp as it went through a

Now that it’s legal will farmers find it profitable?

Optimism high after first Scott County hemp harvest

Craig Tuttle has often heard hemp production referred to as the “wild west” as producers are learning their way around the still evolving marketplace.

Having harvested his first crop, the Scott County producer feels that’s a pretty accurate description of the industry in terms of marketing, processing and, perhaps most of all, who one can trust.

“It’s a very new business. There’s a lot to learn,” says Tuttle, who earlier this fall harvested 2-1/2 acres of hemp west of Scott City.

 

 

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Scott City, KS 67871

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