Christopher Harnish, left, and his brother, Bryan Harnish, both of Lancaster County, PA, examine their first-year crop of hemp plants, which can grow to 20-feet tall. (Dave Harp)

Bay scientists studying environmental, economic uses for hemp

Backers cite its benefits for humans, soil, and water; others question environmental claims By: Ad Crable, A Gold Rush

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Hopkins of Chesapeake Malting Co. examines the barley grain on Sept. 26, 2019, in Havre de Grace, Maryland, as it begins to germinate through his floor malting process. Hopkins must hand-rake the pile to allow oxygen to flow to all the grains and to avoid overheating. (Emily Top/ Capital News Service)

Maryland maltsters optimistic industry can grow

By: Emily Top, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — In Havre de Grace, there’s a red barn with a white

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