Writer objects to info in HempTech article
Last updated 11/4/2019 at 2:53pm
To the Editor:
Check the facts before you publish, please. I’d like to offer two corrections to your article in the October 24th paper, “Hemp plant deal falls through at last minute.”
First, your statement “HempTech consulting, a team consisting of Mathew Mandel....and Traig Weishaar....” is untrue and misleading. HempTech did use my name when submitting their bid as a local contact and as a farmer that would be growing hemp crops, but I have no business association with HempTech and absolutely no involvement in the purchase of the former biodiesel plant.
Further, a quick fact check would have corrected your misrepresentation of hemp acres grown; as you reported, 150 acres is absolutely untrue.