One month after Gov. Brian Kemp signed the Georgia Hemp Farming Act, University of Georgia researchers were planting the newly legal crop on plots in Oconee County. 

“We are trying to determine how a growing environment affects the chemical composition and yield of commercial varieties of hemp grown in Georgia,” said Tim Coolong, associate professor with the 

University of GeorgiaDepartment of Horticulture. “This data will help us develop recommendations for growers looking to produce hemp commercially in 2020.” 

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