Texas agriculture commissioner Sid Miller announced this week, that the first industrial license to grow hemp went to a farmer in Killeen. The state agriculture department has received 546 applications.
A department spokesman tells Navasota News they have received ten applications from the Brazos Valley, which includes one from Anderson.
Elsewhere, there were two from College Station, Caldwell and Marquez and one from Bryan, Franklin and Normangee.
Most applications are to grow hemp. Two other categories are for handlers and for handler samplers.
More information about growing hemp, which became legal following federal approval of the 2018 farm bill, is online at texasagriculture.gov.