Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding Availability of Industrial Hemp Licenses

Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding Availability of Industrial Hemp Licenses

CONTACT:

April 30, 2019

Andrea Casali
Media Relations Specialist
Illinois Farm Bureau
309-557-2083
ACasali@ilfb.org

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding industrial hemp license now available in Illinois.

"The Illinois Farm Bureau is pleased that farmers will now be able to apply for a license to grow industrial hemp in Illinois. We appreciate the support of Governor Pritzker and the hard work of Director Sullivan and his staff making the license applications available in time for the 2019 planting season," said Guebert.

“Our organization has supported legalizing industrial hemp production for more than two decades.  We are excited for the opportunities this crop may provide to the farmers who have an interest in its production.” 

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