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Tribe sells hemp to Oregon company


A hemp plant growing in the tribal crop in 2017. - Jacob Wagner photo

The Colville Confederated Tribes sold a portion of the hemp they grew in the Swawilla Basin area to a Hood River, Oregon company in late 2018.

"From what we received so far, we have cold pressed and bottled hemp seed oil and then milled and concentrated the expelled seeds/hulls into protein powder," said Tonia Farman from Hemp Northwest, whose products are sold under the brand name Queen of Hearts Hemp Foods.

Farman explained how the symbiotic relationship between them and the CCT developed. "Our relationship with the CCT was more collaborative than one reaching out to the other," she said...

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