1900 - 1930
1900 - 1930
Hemp planted in Mendota and Wapun
The Office of Fiber Investigations works with the University of Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station to plant six acres of hemp in Mendota and three acres in Waupun. Dr. Andrew H. Wright oversees the two experimental plots and begins his journey as an expert on hemp cultivation
Acres planted rises to 125
1912 - 1916
Acreage approaches 7000 tons
Acreage of hemp in Wisconsin reaches almost 7,000 tons. The Wisconsin Hemp Order was organized on October 18, 1917. The Order’s goal was to promote the general welfare of the hemp industry in the state. Outlook for hemp production looks promising with good harvest. Growing conditions are ideal for hemp in Wisconsin.
"Wisconsin Hemp Industry" Published
Dr. Andrew H. Wright publishes “Wisconsin Hemp Industry” through the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Wisconsin. The report covers industry history, tips for growing, retting, processing, and the economics.View Wisconsin Hemp Industry
Research in Hemp in WI with USDA
The USDA congratulates Wisconsin for the organized hemp growers working in cooperation and highlights hemp acreage increase in the state, more than any other hemp producing region in the world. Dr. Andrew Wright highlights there are more hemp processing mills in Wisconsin than any other state.
2500 Acres of Hemp Planted and Harvested in WI
Newspapers cover the hemp production in Wisconsin. 2,500 acres of hemp planted and harvested in Wisconsin. A tariff is pushed on the federal level to relieve hemp farmers. Kentucky buys $20,000 from Wisconsin hemp farmers for cordage. Hemp yields 1,200 pounds an acre
WI yields 1500lbs per acre
Wisconsin yields 1,500 pounds an acre compared to 1922 harvest season.