On Deck - Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Mar 16, 2021

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Our top story is about how Tri-County local governments will receive 140 million dollars in aid from the American Rescue Plan signed into law by the president last week. Tim Shelley breaks down how some of that money may be used. You'll also hear how although CBD and other cannabinoid products have attracted the most attention since industrial hemp production was legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill, many believe hemp's greatest potential lies in its fibrous and woody stem, which can be used as a sustainable source material in textiles, construction, and automotive parts. For the small group of farmers and other that have focused their attention on fiber production, the road ahead is long and winding. But as WCBU correspondent Tory Dahlhoff discovers, that path is still very much worth it.

  

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