Farmers In WyoBraska (Wyoming And Nebraska) Are Looking Towards Alternative Crops As The Hemp Market Continues To Trend
After the major storms in the WyoBraska area last year, farmers are looking for other types of crops. An Alternative Crops Breeding Specialist, Dipak Santra, is trying to understand if the industrial hemp can be an alternative crop. The research is in partnership with Western Farm Seed with some plants at the PHREC and a greenhouse is considered to be the ideal habitat for such an experiment. Since Western Farm Seed is already cultivating hemp for seed production, the partnership makes sense. At the moment, fiber and CBD are considered to be the major markets for industrials hemp.
Hemp for CBD use is primarily grown in greenhouses. It can be grown outside as long as there is very little chance of pollination. If the plant is pollenated, it may reduce the level of CBD oil in the plant.
Fiber, on the other hand, can be obtained from hemp to make other products. For eastern Nebraska, growing hemp for fiber may be a great option. Hemp and CBD both have different breeding and harvesting processes. Another useful thing here is the fact that other parts of the plant can be used for different uses as well. GF Harvest currently produces gluten-free oat products and aims to produce hemp-based food products and is in talks with Santra. The Director at the Nebraska Department of Agriculture supports the move, although it might take some time to establish the market there.
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