Three Rivers in Sikeston Growing Industrial Hemp to Assist Area Farmers

Three Rivers College in Sikeston is participating in an educational initiative of growing industrial hemp. They are attempting to assist local farmers, who want to grow the crop in the spring.  The college is currently studying various varieties of industrial hemp and using various methods of planting and growing and harvesting to find out which one works. The crop will be harvested later this year  On June 24, 2019 Senate Bill 133 was passed into law. This gives universities the ability to grow the plant right away to collect data for area farmers. Industrial Hemp is certain cannabis that contains low levels of THC It produces CBD oil. The product is used in makeup and construction materials.

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