It’s been a profitable first yr up to now for industrial hemp growers in South Dakota. The primary ever hemp farm inside a metropolis restrict went in in Fort Pierre and is getting used principally for analysis. South Dakota Industrial Hemp Government Director Katie Sieverding says many of the acres have been put in East River with most of it going for grain and fiber.
She says State Senator Josh Klumb of Mt Vernon planted some this yr they usually’re anticipating to see extra hemp stepping into subsequent yr.
Sieverding says lower than one % of the economic hemp goes for CBD oil with most of it going for grain and fiber and getting despatched to Montana or Kansas for processing.
She says numerous the fiber that’s course of in Kansas is distributed to the East Coast for merchandise like reducing boards or kitchen utensils and gadgets like that. Sieverding says their latest subject day in Willow Lake drew 50 members with some from the South Bend Kansas processing plant attending.