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Chinook looking to turn over a new leaf with hemp cooperative


Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

A hemp plant grows in a greenhouse at Rob Klingaman's farm Wednesday in Harlem.

Despite uncertainty in the agricultural market meaning many Montana producers face an economic crisis, with the passage of the Farm Bill, a new cash crop has some Blaine County producers looking to revitalize family farms.

"We can impact a community that's been struggling for a while," Chuck Holman, owner of Earth In Hand: Soil Health Services and organizer of Montana Hemp Co-Op said at a meeting of the fledgling cooperative Wednesday night in Chinook. "This could make a difference."

Local producers and people involved in the hemp industry are beginning the process of creating a cooperat...

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