A Whanganui hemp farming operation has moved into stage two of the enterprise adding essential infrastructure to the mix.

Rangitikei farmer Duncan Matthews and his fellow Hemp Connect partners, Wellington mates Werner Schulze and Matt Johnson and his China-based father Craig, are in their second season growing hemp on Matthews' family farm at Kauangaroa just beyond Fordell in Whanganui.

The first season harvest from 5 hectares planted yielded about 4 tonne of seed. Once harvested the crop went through the drying process and the directors canvassed farmers around the country to get on board to buy and plant seed.

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