Since 2017, Rodale Institute has been investigating industrial hemp’s potential as a cash and cover crop. We’re asking questions like: Which varieties are most suited to the climate in Pennsylvania? Which yield the most seed and fiber? Can hemp be used as an effective cover crop to suppress weeds? What effect does a hemp crop have on soil health? Join Tara Caton, Senior Research Technician, as she details the preliminary results of our research while exploring hemp’s unique history and its promising future for American farmers.