Some of the first legal hemp plants are now being grown in Wisconsin, and farmers are hoping customers will soon follow.
At a Monroe County farm, Jeff Noble's crop is already over seven feet tall - just two months into the growing season. The lush field of green tucked away on his 40-acre plot of land may look unfamiliar. That's because it's the first Wisconsin hemp growing season in more than 75 years.
"We're in full compliance and we always were," Peterson said.
Schimel has since walked back that stance. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation tells TODAY'S TMJ4 that's because he didn't fully realize the scope of what Wisconsin's hemp pilot program allows - from seed to sale.
"These were planted the end of May, and we have 100 plants in here," Peterson said.
Peterson plans to do all of that under one roof with an indoor grow operation. He hopes his indoor crop cashes out somewhere between $30,000 to $40,000.