Boston-based Tucker Naturals, LLC. has initiated a letter of intent to acquire land in the Godley Morris Commerce Center, Lake City, SC.
Tucker Naturals plans to build and manage an industrial hemp processing and extraction facility that will support South Carolina farmers participating in the state’s industrial hemp pilot research initiative.
SC House Bill 3559 legalized growing industrial hemp for research purposes in South Carolina, in accordance with the Federal Farm Bill of 2014. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is administering the process.
The legislation allows for up to 20 farmers to receive permits to grow industrial hemp, each will be able to grow up to 20 acres of the crop.
After an overwhelming response by South Carolina farmers, the initial permit holders have been identified and are working with the SCDA to finalize the permitting process.
The Tucker Natural facility will be located at 800 West Main Street in Lake City and provide consulting services to farmers, as well as processing, extraction, manufacturing and other go-to-market aspects.
Tucker Naturals has partnered with two companies, ProVerde Laboratories and Caropar