Out-of-control wildfires in Oregon have caused the state’s agriculture school to delay a virtual event to show off its 2020 research on hemp.
The school says the first hour of the rescheduled presentation will “be devoted to the impact of recent fires and smoke to a hemp crop. ”
Oregon State created a Global Hemp Innovation Center last year and planned to show its 2020 work on varieties grown in four regions of the state.
Oregon ranks No. 6 among states this year in acres of hemp planted, according to Hemp Industry Daily‘s 2020 Hemp Harvest Outlook.