October 28, 2014

Hemp: A historic harvest

The Fort Morgan Times
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, was a historic date in Logan County.

It marked the first harvest of legal, industrial hemp in the county.

The Colorado Hemp Project, co-founded by Bill Billings and his daughter, Danielle Billings, this year planted its first crop on about 2 acres in a field belonging to Sterling farmer Jim Brammer. Brammer planted the crop in May using a corn planter, and cut it on harvest day. The cut cannabis plants were then gathered by hand by volunteers - some of whom traveled hours - into bundles and shocked, then loaded onto a truck and taken to a warehouse in Sterling where they will dry before being processed.

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