WTMA reports..

Columbia, S.C. (WCIV) — The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) has received 162 applications for the 2019 Industrial Hemp program.

Expanding the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program will give us a greater opportunity to assess where and how this crop grows best in South Carolina,” said Hugh Weathers, SC Commissioner of Agriculture. “Ultimately, industrial hemp is about crop diversity, new business for our rural farmers and economic development in South Carolina.”

 

Source: https://abcnews4.com/news/local/162-applications-received-for-40-permits-to-grow-hemp-in-sc