USDA Approves Hemp Production in Texas | KWKT

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WACO, Texas – Last Monday, the USDA gave Texas farmers the green light to grow hemp throughout the state.

Brant Wilbourn of the Texas Farm Bureau sees this as a huge

“This gives farmers in Texas another alternative crop to grow in the state, and we’re very excited for those farmers, given the current agricultural economy,” says Wilbourn.

Earlier this month, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller warned farmers about growing a new crop.

“Farmers are their own worst enemy. You tell them they’re going to make a profit, they plant the world level and then they have too much product and they can’t sell it,” says Miller.

Marijuana and hemp comes from the same cannabis plant. The difference between the two is the THC concentration. Anything more than 0.3…

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