Farmers are eager to plant, but processors are not established.
The leading “pain point” expressed by end users is lack of consistency.
There has been lackluster performance using existing methods and equipment.
Cultivation for fiber is mostly eco-friendly. However, existing processing methods are energy intensive.
Processing fiber has a relatively large capital expenditure when compared to oilseed and botanical markets.
Passage of the 2018 US Farm Bill was monumental. Yet, issues with banking still need to be resolved.