Industrial Hemp in the Northeast USA: Current Status
Jerry H. Cherney, E.V. Baker Professor of Agriculture, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
Issues regarding the production, politics, and potential of industrial hemp in the USA will be presented. New York is one of the states that has decided to invest heavily in industrial hemp production. Grower experiences to-date and concerns will be discussed.
Jerry H. Cherney is E.V. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. He received a B.S. in Plant Pathology and an M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Minnesota. He has conducted research in forage and grain crops, and in several novel field crops. He has authored/co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and over 200 extension/outreach publications. Dr. Cherney has received both the American Society of Agronomy Agronomic Extension Education Award and the Crop Science Society of America Extension Education Award, and is a Fellow of both societies. Dr. Cherney co-authored “Industrial Hemp in North America: Production, Politics and Potential”, and has presented plenary talks at the Annual US Hemp Industries Association Conference and the 1st Australian Industrial Hemp Conference.