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Wednesday morning, July 15th



    Chuck Weber from the USDA lab in Lane Oklahoma  introduced us to the world of Kenaf.  Kenaf is a crop that visually resembles bamboo.  It can be produced in a large portion of the United States.  It can be used for cordage products such as rope, twine, carpet backing, sackcloth, and burlap, paper products, building materials, absorbents, textiles, livestock feed, and fibers in extraction molded plastics.
    We looked at products and marveled at its low economic inouts and high stalk yield.  We were also given several resources from where we can get more information including:
        International Kenaf Association Inc.
        101 Depot
        Ladonia, Texas 75449

There are various resources online giving information about Kenaf.