Colville Tribe will test hemp production on its reservation
August 3, 2017
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is testing the potential for industrial hemp production on its lands.
The tribe planted a 60-acre plot of hemp in July and will study the viability of raising hemp for seeds and fiber. The Colvilles are the first Washington tribe to be issued a permit by the state Department of Agriculture to research hemp production under federal guidelines.