Flax offers winter cash crop

 

Jacob Stokes: I have helped the N.A.T. (Naturally Advanced Technologies) by providing mailings and direct contact with growers to make sure they have the information to help them consider flax as an option on their farm for winter production. N.A.T. is building a processing plant in Kingstree and bringing seventy-five to eighty jobs. We want to support them to help them maintain and grow the outlook of more jobs in the area.

Jason Finnis: From a farming perspective, it is an excellent rotation crop, it is a winter crop, it grows extremely well in rotation with cotton or soybeans. And, from our company's perspective, we have moved into town, we are working in Kingstree, South Carolina and processing this fiber which is then sold across the globe through our branded partners.