GenCanna breaks ground for Mayfield hemp processing facility, largest in state

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MAYFIELD, Ky. (WTVQ)- GenCanna officials gathered on a 34-acre tract outside of Mayfield on Thursday to officially break ground for construction of the company’s 220,000 square foot hemp processing facility.

Upon its completion for the 2019 harvest season, the processing plant is expected to be the largest facility of its kind in the state of Kentucky. It will employ more than 80 workers in various capacities and have the capability to process 10,000 acres of harvested hemp into popular CBD oil.

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According to GenCanna, hemp growers will enter and exit the facility using an entrance off Highway 45.