Versatility of hemp touted at Farm Show

There's excitement about a crop of historic value to Pennsylvania being back in fields.

Hemp farmers are at the Farm Show, sharing their crop's versatile uses.

The crop can produce textiles, ropes, livestock feed and even skateboards.

A former member of the Philadelphia Flyers, Riley Cote, was on hand at the Farm Show Thursday to talk about the health benefits of hemp.

"We all know people that are sick, whether it's cancer or heart disease, and a lot of these things we can prevent via way of life and diet. And hemp kind of fits right in the middle of all of that, starting with your diet," Cote said.

Hemp farmers say there are thousands of ways to utilize the crop. It is now grown in 18 states across the country.

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