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Support Hemp History Week

Doug Fine- First Legal Harvest

Show your support for Hemp History Week by reading a book that is all about industrial hemp and the re-introduction of it to our farmers. First Legal Harvest is the new hemp-printed monograph from the world’s industrial hemp fields and the digital age industries they are already supplying. By Doug ...

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Australia Leading the Industrial Hemp Race

Agriculture in Australia is booming

Hemp is a fast growing, water efficient crop, which can thrive in the worst soil and can be used for a bevy of products, including paper, food, and medicine. It was around thousands of years ago and it’s still being grown today, just not as much since being banned in ...

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Industrial Hemp Takes Root

Industrial hemp roots are very strong and dense

Industrial Hemp Takes Root (Wherever you plant it) Something special happened last May. Before we get into all that, let me ask you this: how much do you enjoy weeds? Not that kind of “weed”, but the type that sprouts from your yard and driveway that you have to constantly ...

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Industrial Hemp in Kentucky is Exceeding Expectations

The return of Kentucky hemp has started

It’s been over 50 years since Kentucky has legally grown industrial hemp. Now, it’s begun again, and the crop is growing quicker and more beautifully than anyone could have anticipated. After a quick battle with the DEA over confiscated hemp seeds, just six weeks since those hemp seeds were planted, ...

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The Declaration of Industrial Hemp

July 4th - Independance Day

On July 4th, 1776, something absolutely amazing happened. A man by the name of John Adams was pushing for independence from Great Britain and the 13 American colonies would soon become the United States of America thanks to Thomas Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration of Independence. This pivotal piece of ...

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Lack of Seeds Leave Hemp Farmers Restless

Empty hemp field

Colorado hemp farmers were as eager as anyone to start planting industrial hemp on their test plots, but lack of available seeds has left two Montezuma County farmers stuck in a holding pattern. “We are having an impossible time getting seed,” said Merle Root of Pleasant View. Root and fellow ...

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What’s the Deal with the DEA?

Making Hemp Milk

Hemp seeds are more than just a vessel in which to sprout stalks of cannabis sativa for textiles, paper, food products, cosmetics, fuel, and more. They are a potential life-saving miracle seed with clinically documented cases where the CBD in hemp has proved useful in preventing seizures in children as ...

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Colorado Hemp Seeds Seized By Feds

Colorado Industrial Hemp

Just when you thought hemp seeds were once again free to ship into the country with the DEA getting their hands on them, current hemp news discovers a massive shipment of hemp seeds heading into the US (bound for Colorado) from Canada, has been taken by federal authorities in North ...

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Eat Hemp Seeds, Stay Healthy

Hemp Seeds are healthy

I have a good friend who loves nothing more than to spend 3 hours a day at the gym and at least another 2 hours browsing a health food store for the perfect ingredient to accommodate his healthy lifestyle. He’s big on Flax, which has been around for thousands of ...

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Hemp Plastic Might Be Material of the Future

Henry Ford Hemp and soy car

For as long as we can remember, plastic has been used for just about everything and anything we can get our hands on. It’s all over our houses, in our cars, even in life-saving medical devices and implants. The thing is, plastic isn’t all that safe for the environment. Industrial ...

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2014 NoCo Hemp Expo – Colorado Hemp

Colorado Hemp Company showcasing Hemp Shoes!

The future of industrial hemp in Colorado becomes clearer and more exciting every day but events like the 2014 NoCo Hemp Expo highlight the economic value that industrial hemp brings to Colorado !  Colorado Hemp Company from Loveland, Colorado brought us this incredible event which was perfectly in line with ...

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Legal Hemp Begins In Colorado

Hemp fiber can be made into a number of products. But growing it is illegal under federal law.

KRISTEN WYATT, AP – Hemp registration opened for farmers Saturday in Colorado, the first state to start regulating industrial hemp since the federal government allowed limited hemp regulation. A handful of Colorado farmers grew industrial hemp last year without interference from law enforcement or state agriculture officials. But the opening ...

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Kentucky announces 5 hemp pilot projects

Kentucky hemp field

Kentucky’s first legal hemp production in at least 50 years will include five projects in conjunction with state universities to test whether the crop can help clean soil on former industrial sites, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said Monday. Each of the projects will be paid for through private contributions ...

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Congress urged to end ban on growing hemp

Hemp fiber can be made into a number of products. But growing it is illegal under federal law.

Rob Hotakainen, thenewstribune.com – Authorities arrested David Bronner when he locked himself in a steel-bar cage in front of the White House last year and began using a hand-powered press to extract fresh oil from 12 large hemp plants, which he planned to put on French bread and serve to passers-by. ...

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Colorado:Clarify laws on growing hemp

Green hemp stalk after a harvest

The Denver Post – Amendment 64, in addition to legalizing the use and sale of recreational marijuana, also authorized the growing of hemp — at least in theory. Grown widely by our ancestors in America, hemp has a remarkable number of uses. Its seeds and fibers can be used in cosmetics, ...

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Oregon – Hemp backers want industrial crop by spring

Hemp after being cut down, part of the harvest

PORTLAND — Oregon farmers could put in a crop of industrial hemp next spring if a panel of experts can satisfy federal officials with a set of tightly drawn rules. The committee of agricultural experts and state policy officials has been selected by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and will ...

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Tennessee considers legalizing hemp

Colorado Hemp being harvested

Tennessean.com – Manufacturers use hemp in plastics, insulation and even a little paper. Health food lovers eat hemp seeds by the handful for the protein and omega-3 fats. Hemp clothes, shoes and handbags sell for top dollar, prized for durability. But while hemp fields abound in Canada and Europe, only ...

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Colorado – State unveils regulations for hemp farming


Hemp farmers in Colorado could be asked to pay annual fees of at least $200 and submit to inspections to make sure they’re growing industrial hemp and not marijuana, according to regulations proposed by Colorado agriculture officials. The proposed rules, announced Wednesday, will be submitted next week for approval by ...

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Industrial Hemp Could be Indiana’s Next Cash Crop

Senator Richard Young Jr - Indiana Hemp Advocate

Indiana Senator Richard D. Young Jr. – Indiana’s agriculture sector has long been the backbone of the Hoosier economy. In 2011 alone, the Indiana Business Research Center estimates Indiana ag contributed $37.9 billion in economic output and supported 190,000 jobs. To ensure agriculture remains a vital driver of economic activity, ...

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