November 26, 2021

‘Now, hemp is my life’

November 26, 2021

SUMMERHILL — When he was a young boy, Peter Allis listened to his grandfather’s stories about the usefulness of hemp, and he has wanted to grow fiber hemp ever since. “Before it was made illegal, […]

Summerhill man shares insights on cultivating hemp

September 1, 2020

SUMMERHILL — Hemp has been a part of Peter Allis’ family for generations, the 62-year-old Summerhill resident said. “My parents were the only ones who didn’t grow hemp,” said Allis, 62, of Summerhill. Until the […]

Hemp in holding pattern

August 26, 2020

As hemp growers prepare to harvest their crop, many questions still remain about the future of hemp, with growers, processors and manufacturers left waiting on two federal agencies and the state to decide how to […]

A cautious future for hemp

April 3, 2020

In 2016, there was one permitted hemp grower in New York state. By Monday, that number had grown to 635, up more than 100 from just a few weeks ago. “Early on, there was a […]

A growing interest in pot

February 8, 2020

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct a misattributed quote. Trevor Sherman stands in a barn, filled to the rafters with hemp, drying on lines as it is prepared for market. If he […]

Harvest time for hemp farmers

October 24, 2019

If you’ve made the drive between Cortland and Dryden recently, you may have noticed that a certain fragrant something has disappeared: a big field of green stuff that looks and smells like marijuana — but […]