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Record rain hurting Kansas' first try at growing hemp


PLEVNA, Kan. (AP) — P.J. Sneed walked through his small greenhouse in central Kansas checking on rows and rows of small hemp plants just waiting to be put into the ground.

The plants inside the greenhouse near Plevna looked rather healthy. Problematically, they looked better than the plants in the few acres he's already planted just outside of the greenhouse.

"Day one, we planted an acre and a half," he said. "Huge storm came through and it blew probably half the plants just over or out of the ground."

But looks can be deceiving. The roots of the hemp plants sitting indoors have run out o...

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