We could soon see a booming hemp industry at our farm gates, the State Government approving the first industrial hemp cultivation license.
The accreditation will allow for the cultivation of hemp; the first crops set to be sowed in later spring through to early summer.
Based on current predictions - it’s expected that within 5 years of expanding the hemp industry, the sector could have a farm gate value of 3 million per year.
Officials are keen to see where the industrial hemp industry can take us, with the plant producing a variety of goods.
The summer crop producing a seed that can be used in health foods and cosmetic products.
The fibre from the stalk often used to manufacture consumer and industrial textiles, building materials and paper.
The South Australian Research and Development Institute is already conducting research trials for the crop in the Riverland and the South East.
To find out more, or see the licenses available for producers, click the link below!