Posts tagged cannabis farming

A North Fork Farm Is Bringing Hemp To Market

As the last days of summer beckoned crisp Autumn, Ken Jurow immersed himself in his Aquebogue fields, his hands gingerly picking mature hemp flowers, his eyes toward the skies.

One bad hurricane could destroy it all — 12 acres of his first-ever cannabis crop, the future product line to come from it, the realization of a longtime dream.

It was a race against time. But the master grower had science, and family, on his side.

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GREEN GOLD: Farmers and Health Professionals See Benefits of CBD

As part of a state-funded pilot program, David Falkowski planted his first crop in 2017, yielding a couple thousand pounds of cannabis to help him produce cannabidiol products, or CBD — a chemical compound, or cannabinoid, found in hemp extract that has witnessed a dramatic growth in sales over the past five years, marking the end of the prohibition of cannabis and the birth a $1-billion industry.

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