Native Offering Farms in Cattaraugus County is now approved as a research partner with New York Agriculture and Markets to grow organic hemp.

The partnership will allow the farm to not only harvest the crop, but also to select its own buyers and prices.

This update comes not long after a devastating fire at the farm in November.

An online fundraiser has raised nearly $75,000 to help with recovery.

The farm owners have been able to order new equipment and start making plans for the rebuild.