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February 12, 2019

Livestock Producers: Do You Drug Test?

 |  By: Portia Stewart

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The 2019 Farm Journal Cannabis in U.S. Agriculture Study asked livestock producers with employees about their drug testing policies. Here's what we learned. 

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Objectives and methodology: Measure farmers’ and ranchers’ awareness of cannabis and interest in growing hemp. The e-blast was distributed to row crop farmers with 1+ acres of corn, soybeans or wheat, and also to livestock producers with 1+ head of hogs, beef cattle, dairy cattle or poultry, and produce growers with 1+ acres of produce.

A set of 950 completes yielded a margin of error of +/- 3.2%.

Respondents were entered in a drawing to receive one of 25 copies of “Making the Family Farm the Family Business” by Chip Flory.

 

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Read more about cannabis here:

> From Dairy Herd Management:

Hemp Milk: Dairy’s New Plant-Based Threat?

> Livestock Owners Weigh in on Ag's Role in the Hemp Marketplace

> From AgWeb:

Perdue Answers Buzz on Hemp in Animal Feed

> From Drovers:

Facts and Fiction About Hemp in Animal Feed

> From Bovine Veterinarian:

Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine

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