Bougainville Ventures Begins Planting its Oregon Hemp Farm & Begins Construction of Drying Facility
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 25, 2019 — BOUGAINVILLE VENTURES INC. (“Bougainville” or the “Company”) (CSE: BOG) (8BV-FF:Frankfurt Stock Exchange) – Further to the Company’s news release dated May 23, 2019, announcing the signed definitive agreement that completed the acquisition of Worm Castings Transaction, management is pleased to announce that the 10 acre hemp farm is currently being planted.
Worm Castings is the owner of a Oregon State Hemp production and processing license, issued by the Oregon State Regulatory approval board. The hemp farm in Oregon has a crew of 20 persons planting 28,000 plants and finalizing the laying of mulch and drip lines that will be completed by the end of the week. The genetics being used are premium high quality cloned hemp plants with 10-15% CBD and 0.3% THC resulting in maximized CBD oil content within each plant. In addition, all plants grown on the farm will be pesticide and chemical free with a proven top soil mix that will increase plant growth by 20%.
Worm Casting anticipates building its 5,000 sq. ft. facility with a full spectrum of extract equipment, for distillate and isolate as the key end ingredient. The processing plant is expected to be operational by fourth quarter of this year. The foundation for the drying facility has been built and management is in contact with all parties involved in setting up the drying and lab equipment.
Bougainville believes that Worm Castings state-of-the-art future facility combined with its experienced management team will grow its hemp business significantly in 2019. Management will be considering a name change from Worm Casting Farms Inc., to better reflects its hemp CBD processing facility. Also, subject to board approval the Company plans to invest up to USD$1,000,000 to expand the capacity of the infrastructure, and working capital.
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/5e82548b-931e-44fb-8b68-8846f5e529f0
Andy Jagpal, President, Comments:
“This is an exciting time for our Company as we are almost done planting for our 2019 hemp season. Once the construction of our drying facility and processing plant is completed partnership with other local farmers can begin. By processing not only our crop but others as well, we can maximize profits and financial returns for our shareholders. Also, we have yet to process the 15,000lbs of un-dried hemp biomass from last year’s harvest, which has an estimated value of $300,000 USD once processed.”
About Bougainville Ventures, Inc.
Bougainville Ventures Inc. is dedicated to rapid growth in production, processing, retail and branding of cannabis and cannabis related products. Currently the company provides strategic capital to the thriving cannabis cultivation sector through ownership and development of commercial real estate properties. We offer fully built out turnkey facilities equipped with state-of-the-art growing infrastructure to cannabis growers and processors. Also, the Company is focused on building a strong presence in the hemp industry with the objective of extracting cannabinoids in both Canada and the United States. Along with our flagship Hemp project in Oregon State and the Greenhouse campus in Washington state, the Company has proprietary formulas for cannabis edibles, topical, and tinctures.
More pictures of the planting process and construction of the processing facility can be viewed at:
On behalf of the Board of Directors
BOUGAINVILLE VENTURES INC.
Andy Jagpal, CEO and Director
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