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Fed threatens Oklahoma hemp farmers

An Oklahoma hemp company is suing a federal agricultural official for allegedly trying to coerce farmers away from participating in the state’s industrial hemp pilot program through false and unlawful statements.

As reported in Hemp Industry Daily, the lawsuit by Equitable Organic Ventures (EOV) claims that Scott Biggs, executive director of the Oklahoma division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), told farmers that if they planted “even one hempseed” they could lose their existing farm loans, be ineligible for new loans and be criminally charg