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Ag officials visiting Mankato for hemp listening session

(St. Paul, MN) – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will visit Mankato in November as part of an effort to gather input on the state’s Industrial Hemp Program.

Mankato’s listening session will be Thursday, November 21st from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hubbard Building/Strategic Partnership Center on North Riverfront Drive.

The MDA is currently drafting a state plan to submit to the USDA to manage hemp regulations in Minnesota.  The meetings will allow growers, processors, consumers, and others interested in hemp to share their vision.

Meetings are also scheduled in Detroit Lakes on Monday, November 18th and in St. Paul on Wednesday, November 20th.

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