A Texas based processor and extractor is looking to establish operations in Houston. Bayou City Hemp Co has applied for licenses to process hemp across the state. The founders, Ben Meggs and Jeromy Sherman, are waiting to hear back from the Texas Department of Agriculture. They plan to open the facility to start operations this summer. They will be processing raw hemp into CBD isolates and distillates and plan to source hemp from across the state.
Sid Miller, Texas Agriculture Commissioner, has also appointed Sherman to a state hemp advisory council.
“The growing hemp industry in our state is spurring job creation at every step of the process from seed to shelf,” Sherman said.
In January, Texas got approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to move forward with its hemp production plan. The plan that was passed in June 2019.
This isn’t the only hemp action currently happening in Texas. CBD 100% Relief, a Denver based CBD company, also opened a fulfillment center near Dallas this month. Panda Biotech also announced that Lubbock County will be the home of an industrial hemp processing and decortication center. That facility will specialize in producing textile grade fiber and premium cellulose.
Last week, the Texas Department of Agriculture opened up the application process for farmers to produce hemp for the 2020 growing season.