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W.Va. Department of Agriculture Wants Booming Hemp Industry

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Assistant Commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture joins us to talk about hopes of establishing a booming hemp industry in the state, and help needed from lawmakers. We also hear about the Department of Agriculture's other financial needs, as well as a program to push more local food production.

The Ohio River provides drinking water for more than 5 million people. A multi-state commission charged with ensuring water quality in the River will consider whether to eliminate its pollution control standards on February 14th. Thousands of people have expressed opposition. The Allegheny Front’s Julie Grant reports that others say one reason to drop the standards is that some states never even adopted them.

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