Texas looks to join national hemp boom

Texas should join the hemp craze, according to the top agriculture official in the largest state not to allow cultivation of the plant.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is calling on the U.S. Congress to lift limitations on hemp farming, The Dallas Morning News reports.

“This is all about taking the shackles off the American farmer,” Miller said in a statement. “It is time to finally end the ban on industrial hemp and free Texas farmers to produce this valuable commodity.”

Miller did not say whether Texas should act to authorize hemp production without a new Farm Bill.

Right now states must decide whether to allow hemp production; 42 other states have already done so.

The Texas Republican Party supported hemp production in this year’s platform, the newspaper reported.

Congress has just two weeks to finish work on a new Farm Bill that could take hemp out of the Controlled Substances Act. A compromise draft is expected next week.

2 comments on “Texas looks to join national hemp boom
  1. Keith Larson on

    We are interested in growing hemp in California. Supplying the flower market for CBD oil production , hemp oil, and also learning about using the plant in livestock diets on a dairy operation.

    Any and all comments are welcome.

    We are looking for resources to guide us on this new journey.

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