BURLESON, Tex. (KBTX)- Monday, Governor Abbott signed a invoice into regulation that enables Texas farmers to develop hemp, a pressure of the cannabis sativa plant.

Native farmers like Jay Wilder with J&J Cattle Co. in Burleson County are doing their analysis on the plant.

“Primarily what I’ve heard about hemp is the CBD oil which can be utilized for medicinal functions and all kinds of issues however there’s additionally worth in different elements of the plant to agriculture,” mentioned Wilder.

Wilder says his household has been within the enterprise for years and primarily grew cotton.

“We have diversified into the grain sorghum and the wheat and corn,” mentioned Wilder.

Though he’s undecided whether or not hemp will probably be a match for his farm he believes it may benefit farmers within the space.

“It provides us one other device, or an choice to diversify our farm much more,” mentioned Wilder.