Shoshone and hemp
“There has been some interest in growing it but we don’t know how to grow it here in Idaho,” Hutchinson said.
Tim Cornie, co-owner of 1,000 Springs Mill in Buhl, planted about 10 acres of hemp this season for research. He plans to use grain from the hemp he grows to produce a gluten-free hemp meal-replacement bar.
He said hemp is highly nutritious and tastes good, and he anticipates Idaho will be a significant player in the production of hemp for food. He’ll use the hemp fiber to make insulation.
“I can see a lot of people growing it. The acres will start to double every year for a while,” Cornie said. “It will be a great rotation crop behind wheat and corn.”