The Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University (OSU) received a $10 million grant to research the economic opportunities for hemp in western United States.
The five-year project grant comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and OSU will partner with eight other institutions across the country to address the needs of Native American and other rural farmers in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California.
Jeffrey Steiner, associate director of the OSU hemp center, said this grant is one of the largest grants for hemp ever received.
“We just feel really fortunate to get it,” he said. “It’s a very competitive program and we’re among the elite institutions to get the money.”
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