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High Risks, High Rewards: Hemp farming in Wisconsin on “Route 51”

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Wausau, Wis. ─ This kind of cannabis won’t get you high. But there’s an undeniable buzz about growing industrial hemp in Wisconsin, a product that has uses ranging from textiles to bio-fuels and body products.

On Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m., Wisconsin Public Radio “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) and hemp farmers Mike Omernick and Deb Tanis.

Siewert and her guests will discuss efforts underway in Wisconsin to ease restrictions for Wisconsin farmers interested in growing hemp.

“Route 51” is heard Thursdays at 10 a.m. on The Ideas Network stations 101.3 & 91.9/Wausau, AM 930/Auburndale-Stevens Point, 99.1/Stevens Point, 100.9/Marshfield, 90.3/Park Falls, 89.1/Adams-Wisconsin Rapids, and 89.9/Rhinelander-Eagle River.

It is re-broadcast Fridays at 7 p.m. on 90.9/Wausau. Program archives are available at wpr.org/route51.

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