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COULD HEMP BE THE NEXT BIG INDUSTRY?

With legalization possible, Pa., other states research its farming, commercial potential

PHOTO/WENDY SOLOMON Emmanuel Omondi, research director at Rodale Institute, Maxatawny Township, will lead a four-year study of industrial hemp at the organic farm, one of 16 pilot projects in the Pennsylvania industrial hemp program.

It is Hemp Day on the farm, and two dozen people, including a few notables, are standing on the edge of a one-acre plot in the middle of Rodale Institute’s experimental organic farm in Maxatawny Township. A cow moos in the distance.

It is Hemp Day on the farm, and two dozen people, including a few notables, are standing on the edge of a one-acre plot in the middle of Rodale Institute's experimental organic farm in Maxatawny Township. A cow moos in the distance.

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