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Hemp industry expert to speak at Thurston County committee meeting

The Thurston County Agriculture Advisory Committee will host a speaker from the Washington Hemp Industries Association on Thursday.

Joy Beckeman will talk about the latest state and federal legislation affecting hemp, as well as industry and global economic trends concerning the sale and production of hemp.

“The growing demand for hemp could make it an important crop for Thurston County farmers,” Beckeman said in a news release.

The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at the WSU Extension Office, 5033 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia.

The Thurston County Agriculture Advisory Committee is an 11-member group of rural residents and farmers. The committee advises Thurston County’s board of commissioners and its planning commission on agriculture issues.

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