Dept of Agriculture Says Hemp Could Be a Booming Industry in W.Va.


We turn our attention to agriculture needs in West Virginia. Host Suzanne Higgins chats with Jennifer Greenlief, Assistant Commissioner at the West Virginia Department of Agriculture about the hemp industry in West Virginia, agriculture jobs, and funding needs to the department’s facilities.

It’s Day 35 of the 84th West Virginia Legislature, and it’s the last day the House of Delegates can introduce bills. But there are some exceptions. Senior Statehouse Reporter Dave Mistich outlines the latest proceedings.

Senate Bill 40 will be up for passage in the Senate on Wednesday. Reporter Danite Belay spoke recently with the sponsor of the bill – Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, who is the Chairman of the Senate Military Committee.

Establishing a statewide industrial hemp program is a legislative priority for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture this year. Reporter Randy Yohe sheds light on the state’s hemp industry.

The House Judiciary Committee listened to opinions Monday afternoon on a bill to allow the concealed carry of firearms on college campuses. University presidents, students, faculty, security and police officers, and parents spoke against HB 2519, while a smaller group spoke in favor. We bring you some of those remarks.