US (TN): Launch of study on hemp fiber production in the state

An organization focused on fortifying the Tennessee hemp industry operator network is launching a study on hemp fiber production in the state. The Hemp Alliance of Tennessee (HAT) announced the start of the study on Wednesday.

HAT says it partnered with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture to fund the research, which the University of Tennessee (UT) will conduct through the end of the year.

According to HAT, the new study will, in part, examine whether hemp fiber production for the Tennessee auto industry is feasible and how hemp fiber might aid in the state’s economic development.

Cawthon says the company is proud to study hemp’s potential economic benefits for Tennessee with TDA and the UT research team. “Our organization and its members are invested in realizing the potential of this plant,” says Cawthon. “And our hope is that this study will prompt significant industry investment in Tennessee hemp and its diverse applications.”

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