Published February 19, 2020
in Trace News, Events
Hemp Enthusiasm in the lone star state is still sky high.
The first annual Texas Hemp Conference was held in Dallas a few weeks ago, at the end of January, and attendance throughout the three-day event made it clear that people remain eager to explore the economic benefits hemp can deliver to Texas.
This will be the first season that hemp is legal in Texas. Their rules were reviewed by the USDA nad several minor changes were requested which the Agency of Agriculture along with the Texas Department of State Health Services made. The changes were clearly satisfactory as the USDA approved Texas’s rules while the conference was taking place.
The Businesses and individuals attending the Texas convention all expect to be able to register their businesses sometime in the next 30 – 60 days. Given the size of the Texas economy and the excellent farming conditions there for hemp, most expect Texas to develop a booming hemp economy inside of a year.
The conference itself offered excellent educational opportunities for every conceivable type of business dealing with hemp. From how to choose your seeds to manufacturing the best extraction equipment to online marketing for CBD; the Texas conference had something for everyone.
One of the best attended sessions was a discussion on soil-to-shelf tracking and its benefits to the industry. Attendees were curious to learn more about tracking technology and how it will be utilized by the private and public sectors to benefit the entire industry. This provided an excellent opportunity to talk with folks about Trace as a tracking service with segway to our new online exchange.
It is clear that Texas will be a state to keep an eye on in 2020. With the national hemp market still finding its groove, big states like Texas will help stabilize current fluctuations by help the industry mature and solidify