- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota agriculture officials are holding an industrial hemp field tour.

The event will feature hemp grown by Adrian farmers Jamie Edwards and his father, Lyle, who are participating in a pilot program. They are growing a variety of hemp called Canda.

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the tour is meant to show how industrial hemp fits into the current agriculture landscape and economy.

Industrial hemp can be used for oil, fiber, textiles, recycling, automotive, furniture, food, paper, construction materials and personal care.

The tour will also include presentations by Jeff Kostuik, spokesman for Hemp Genetics International, and Keith Watson, agronomist and plant breeder with Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers.

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