Hemp-growing starts to take root locally

GREEN WAVE—Industrial hemp grows on farmland next to Pleasant Valley Road. This year, Ventura County farmers planted over 2,500 acres of the plant, which is a type of cannabis with low levels of THC. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

Lima beans, walnuts, sugar beets, citrus, bell peppers and strawberries. The list goes on of the different crops that have been planted and reaped over the past century and a half on fertile farmland throughout Ventura County.

Various forces, both natural and m...

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