Scott Birrenkott, assistant director of legal for the Wisconsin Bankers Association, recently spoke with WisBusiness: The Podcast to discuss industrial hemp from a banking perspective. 

He provides an update on a survey released in December gauging bankers’ views on industrial hemp.

At the time, WBA found about 80 percent of banker respondents said they wouldn’t provide loans to industrial hemp farmers or processors. But over the past several months, Birrenkott has seen that shift in conversations with members.

Listen to the podcast on WisBusiness.