We are very thankful to Vote Hemp for tracking and compiling the 2018 U.S. Hemp Crop Report documenting the amount of hemp grown and harvested in the U.S. each year. As predicted, the total acres grown in the United States increased by over 300% from 2017 to 2018! This includes over 78,000 acres of harvested industrial hemp, 40 institutions of higher learning, and over 3,500 licences issues to hemp farmers in 41 states.
While this growth is extremely impressive, this was done while industrial hemp was still illegal at the Federal level. With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill which included the full text of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, we expect even faster growth incoming years.