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Industrial Hemp Processing Plant to Open

in Jefferson Davis County

Will be the first in Mississippi and the largest in the South



Prentiss, Mississippi, May 21, 2021 — The Prentiss Board of Alderman has approved a leasehold agreement on an industrial building with Leaf River Extraction.  The company will create a full-service hemp production, extraction and education center in the 78,500 square foot industrial building making it the first in Mississippi and largest in the South.


Leaf River Extraction will grow and produce its own line of hemp/CBD products. It will outfit new hemp farmers in the area with the knowledge and equipment necessary to successfully grow crops.


In addition, the company will purchase hemp from licensed growers and, following USDA guidelines, will process and market a variety of products at the facility.


Eric Sorenson with the Mississippi Industrial Hemp Association says twelve full-time jobs will be created initially with twenty additional jobs added shortly thereafter. In addition, the Industrial Hemp Association will be housed in the facility to help market hemp products and carry out educational events to teach citizens of the many benefits of industrial hemp and hemp-related products.


“We are excited about entering into this agreement with Leaf River Extraction,” said Prentiss Mayor Charley Dumas. “Hemp production is a cutting-edge agri-business industry and the Town of Prentiss is grateful for them selecting our facility for their use. We are looking forward to a long and productive future with them.”


For more information, contact Jefferson Davis County Economic Development Director Gary Russell Bass at 601.792.5903. is an online news source covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.



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