Over the past several months, Rep. Jesse Kremer, R-Kewaskum, has been meeting with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau and the non-partisan Legislative Council in an effort to give new life to the economy and the agriculture sector through a rebirth of the industrial hemp commodity in Wisconsin.

Nationwide, the U.S. imports $500 million of industrial hemp every year to manufacture products ranging from hemp fiber auto panels to the replacement of kevlar in bullet-proof vests.

(Please see the Dec. 22 issue of the Tri-County News for more on this story.)

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