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Industrial Hemp is Key to Clean Soil

Hemp phytoremediation

Hemp is a variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal amounts (less than 1%) of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. It is a tall, slender, fibrous plant similar to flax. Various parts of the plant can be used to make a wide variety of ...

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Industrial Hemp: The Struggle for Greatness

Hemp growing on a farm

There are 15 states in the US who have passed the bill to allow farmers to plant, grow, and harvest industrial hemp for research purposes. Two states, however, are ahead of the pack, and beginning to plant hemp on specific pilot plots this year. Colorado and Kentucky are two states ...

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Oregon: Hemp in Oregon waiting on the rules

Oregon: Industrial hemp fields just waiting on the rules

Noelle Crombie – Oregon Department of Agriculture officials said Thursday the state will not have rules in place for a spring planting of an industrial hemp crop. Jim Cramer, the agency’s director of market access and certification, said the recent passage of the federal Farm Bill, which included an industrial ...

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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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Hemp growing going legit

Colorado Hemp being harvested

The US government is ready to let farmers grow hemp – at least the kind that can’t get people high. Hemp – marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin that’s used to make everything from clothing to cooking oil – could soon be cultivated in 10 states under a federal farm bill agreement that ...

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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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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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Video: Seeds of Death – Gary Null

March against Monsanto

March Against Monsanto – May 25 Watch this video and learn why your Food Freedom is in jeopardy! In preparation of the global March Against Monsanto, you are invited to watch the award-winning documentary Seeds of Death free thanks to Gary Null. http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/ The leaders of Big Agriculture–Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta–are ...

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Legalize Hemp – It’s Long Overdue – Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

A bipartisan legislative movement toward legalizing the growing of industrial hemp is finally on the rise. Last week, the Vermont General Assembly voted to lift a state statute that banned the growing of industrial hemp. While this, if enacted, would allow Vermont farmers to grow hemp under state law, it ...

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Industrial Hemp Bill Hits Rocks in Kentucky

Hemp history week - Movie screening-Bringing it home

Senate Bill 50 would bring industrial hemp, a cash crop, back to the farming communities in Kentucky that need the growth and fresh industry. AP-Momentum for a bill laying the groundwork for a possible industrial hemp comeback skidded to a halt Wednesday when a Kentucky House panel failed to vote ...

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Mitch McConnell Supports Industrial Hemp In Kentucky

Mitch McConnell Joins Rand Paul In Supporting Industrial Hemp In Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday came out in support of developing industrial hemp in Kentucky, becoming the most powerful voice to back the state’s contentious effort. “I am convinced that allowing its production will be a ...

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Bipartisan Bill In Support Of Industrial Hemp Farming Introduced

Hemp Farming in the USA

Rep. Massie And Rep. Schrader Introduce Bipartisan Bill In Support Of Industrial Hemp Farming H.R. 525, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, and Senate Companion Bill Promise Economic Opportunity by Removing Restrictions on Industrial Hemp Farming in the United States Vote Hemp is pleased to announce that this week, Representatives Thomas ...

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NPR: Hemp Gets The Green Light in Colorado

Growing hemp in Colorado will likely look like this

With recreational marijuana now legal in Colorado, small-scale recreational marijuana shops will open up soon in places like Denver and Boulder. But that’s not the only business that could get a boost: Large-scale commercial farmers may also be in line to benefit. Why? When Colorado voters legalized marijuana last November, ...

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Hemp, the US illegal super crop

Kathleen Story wrote this awesome article reminding us of some very important history in these United States of America… A History Channel documentary DVD, called Secrets of the Founding Fathers, tells how the colonists grew hemp, cannabis sativa, as a main crop along with tobacco. It also depicts George Washington ...

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Hemp and the United States

Most anyone that knows anything about the history of hemp knows that the United States has a rich history of growing industrial hemp as a staple commodity that supported every aspect of the industrial revolution.  From the jeans that were once made out of hemp that made the Levi brand ...

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Industrial Hemp Legalized in Colorado

Colorado falls bring kids to farms

Colorado Amendment 64 passed, allowing for the cultivation of industrial hemp. Most of the current buzz about the amendment is about legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes in the state. What has not made the national headlines is that Amendment 64 also included legalizing industrial hemp. Some key excerpts from Amendment ...

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Hemp Harvest Time in Canada!

industrial hemp being grown for seeds

Stephanie Bishop, Hemp Inc. – Canadian Farmers have been growing Hemp since 1606. Hemp was one of the first crops brought to Nova Scotia by Samuel De Champlain’s botanist, Louis Hebert. Throughout the centuries Canada has oftentimes supplied the US Navy with Hemp for use in sails, uniforms and rope. ...

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Vermont: Federal law prevents farmers from cashing in on hemp

Many consider hemp to be a harmless renewable cash crop with thousands of applications. Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center in East Thetford grows organic produce and plants. Owner Will Allen would love to also grow hemp. “This is another cash crop that would make farmers a lot of money ...

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Vermont: Legal hemp could net big money for farmers

Vermont is not a state that one would expect a conversation over what farmers can and can not grow, especially in these hard economic times, however maybe it is what we need.  Industrial hemp was one of the main topics which reminds us how much we really need to discuss ...

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