A space for conversations in a time of global disruption
this discussion was introduced by jay :
large scale hemp farms as a viable economic crop!
I am assuming you mean hemp for fiber and seed. Hemp does like a bit of heat and a long growing season. [It grows wild in Kansas.] They do grow it in Alaska though, but not for seed and fiber.
Flax is of interest to me though. It is possible to make a resin from flax seed oil and the fiber could be used in place of fiberglass.
Ireland once had a linen industry I think. There still must be some old machinery around for processing flax.
My brother in law grew flax when I was a kid. There is hardly anything more beautiful than a flax field in bloom, and I loved playing in a truck load of flax seed. It is smooth and slippery. If you were sweaty you could stick your arm in it and it would come out covered with seed and look like it was covered with scales like a snake.