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Hemp, Scallops And Kelp

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Jon Kalish
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NPR
Scallop fishermen discard their bycatch near Montauk in 2017.

New York has released new guidelines for how hemp and CBD products will be cultivated, processed and sold. The real trouble for farmers are new temporary federal guidelines that could classify the lion’s share of their product as illegal. Also, a scallop die-off on Long Island may receive help from the federal government. And the burgeoning kelp industry in Connecticut might be a bust. Our guests: