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By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

300 BANNER COUNTY HEMP PLANTS DESTROYED

 

September 16, 2021

Daria Anderson-Faden

As an official from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and the state deputy sheriff watch, a section of Banner County hemp farmer Steven Schulte's crop was destroyed Monday morning. Schulte has endured hail, drought conditions and wind throughout the spring and summer, but the destruction of the 300 plants resulted from lab testing that showed excessive THC. The THC in these plants went above the .3% threshold, and Schulte was sent a notification of forced destruction. The ag department representative said that they destroyed four different hemp crops in the state last year because they tested "hot," but Schulte's is the first destruction for this year.

As an official from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and the state deputy sheriff watch, a section of Banner County hemp farmer Steven Schulte's crop was destroyed Monday morning. Schulte has endured hail, drought conditions and wind throughout the spring and summer, but the destruction of the 300 plants resulted from lab testing that showed excessive THC. The THC in these plants went above the .3% threshold, and Schulte was sent a notification of forced destruction. The ag department representative said that they destroyed four different hemp crops in the state last year because the...



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