An established hemp farm wants to process in Union County, with the aim of saving money by processing the crop here instead of sending it to the other side of the state.They say they recently applied for a conditional use permit to use a processing machine. Hemp produces CBD oil, among other products. For now, the hemp must be sent to Eugene for processing, and the processors there take 50 to 60 percent of the revenue right off the top.
The machinery will cost between $500,000 to $1 million.