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Local hemp farmer says you need to be done harvesting hemp now

Frost is in the forecast. It could severely impact the crops.

Posted: Oct 8, 2019 6:09 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore --- It's harvest season in the Rogue Valley and this season is quickly coming to a close.

"Everybody is racing right now." said Daniel Richardson. He is a co-owner of Lane Creek Hemp Co.

He says the past couple of weeks have been difficult for hemp growers. "Lots of rain, and we've all been experiencing mold." said Richardson. Mold isn't the only problem. Frost is now threatening the crops. "Once it really starts to frost yeah the plants just starts to melt." said Richardson. 

Lane Creek Hemp Co is almost done with harvesting. "It only takes us like a week to harvest if we staff properly." said Richardson. That's because the company only has an acre of hemp. "We prefer to grow less." said Richardson.

Richardson says at this time last year people were just starting to harvest.  "Now you kind of need to be done." said Richardson. 

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