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GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- As the Hemp business blossoms in North Dakota, the state is looking for help deciding who gets to grow, and a local farmer may get to weigh in.

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is taking recommendations for potential members of an advisory committee that could review applications for perspective growers.

A Grand Forks farmers says he's interested in the project after growing hemp on his farm in Traill County.

He's one of a few farmers who had success growing over three thousand acres last year as part of a pilot program.

Chris Adams, Farmer, “I had a pretty nice crop and I think my yields were probably some of the bigger ones in the state.”

State leaders say recommendations for the advisory committee will be accepted until December 10th.

Meeting times and location:

Friday, December 15, at 10 am in the Brynhild Haugland room on the ground floor of the State Capitol, 600 E. Blvd. Ave., Bismarck