The Western US Hemp Growers Conference & Expo will take place on August 19th and August 20th from 8 am to 6 pm. The location is the Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach at 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, Oregon. The conference will focus on the benefits of hemp for the drought ridden area. Farmers can grow hemp on much less water than many traditional crops. For more information on the conference, visit the webpage on the U.S. Hemp Expos website at ushempexpos.com/about-western.