Rows of hemp plants

Rows of hemp plants grow in Oregon. New regulations fall short of reassuring growers.

Western Laboratories plans to test hop and hemp samples this summer at its new facility in Ontario, Ore.

Owner and soil scientist John Taberna said the move reflects continued growth of the local hop industry and the need for convenient, accurate hemp testing in southeastern Oregon.

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