Texas has opened applications to grow and process hemp in the nation’s second-largest state.
But state agriculture agronomists are warning that Texans shouldn’t look to wetter states like Kentucky and Oregon to predict production.
The applications opened Monday and come with
- $100 application fees
- $100 licensing fees
- $300 sampling and testing fees
A recent report from Texas A&M cautioned interested producers to consider the plant’s water needs before planting. The school set up a Hemp Team that toured the state offering $20 production seminars.
“It remains to be seen if hemp will be a viable dryland crop without irrigation in drier regions of Texas,” the school cautioned in its report.
Source: Hemp Industry Daily
Image: (K-State Research and Extension, Flickr/Creative Commons)