NHA Board Chairman Meets With USDA

NHA National Hemp Association

COLORADO: On June 28th, National Hemp Association Board Chairman Geoff Whaling met with senior U.S. Department of Agriculture staff, with the encouragement of Agricultural Secretary Perdue.  Geoff initiated the meeting along with Erica McBride of the Pennsylvania Industrial Hemp Council.  This was the first meeting that Secretary Perdue and his team have afforded the Industrial Hemp Industry. Meeting attendees, along Read the full article…

Industrial Hemp Gaining Traction In Agriculture Industry

Colorado Cultivars hemp

COLORADO: Two years ago, Rick Trojan and his team at Colorado Cultivars found a wild hemp plant growing on the side of the road. It looked kind of like a Christmas tree, he said. They brought it into their greenhouse and began doing research, cultivating different strains of hemp so they could plant each section Read the full article…

Uncertainty Dominates New Legal Hemp Market

Hemp is prized for oils, seeds and fiber, but its production was prohibited for five decades because the plant can be manipulated to enhance a psychoactive chemical, THC, making the drug marijuana.

COLORADO: Marijuana’s square cousin, industrial hemp, has come out of the black market and is now legal for farmers to cultivate, opening up a lucrative new market. That was the idea, anyway. Would-be hemp farmers are having mixed success navigating red tape on everything from seed acquisition to processing the finished plant. It will take Read the full article…

Colorado Farmers Wonder: How To Get Hemp Seeds?

Bo Shaffer of Delta Tech talks about hemp plants with an attendee at the NoCo Hemp Expo in Windsor on April 5.

COLORADO:   Farmers in Colorado and at least 10 other states are preparing to plant, cultivate and harvest hemp legally for the first time since the crop was outlawed more than 50 years ago. As they learn about the crop’s preferences and the best methods to harvest the seeds for oil or the long stalks Read the full article…

Hemp Farming Could Turn Into Economic Boon For Colorado

“We want to get started  now, try to be a leader in this new industry,” Eppelsheimer said.

COLORADO:  A growing farming fad in Colorado is to grow hemp – now that it’s legal, and at least one long-time farming family is hoping to cash in on the crop. Rock ‘n’ Robin’s in Fort Collins sells products that are made of hemp such as t-shirts, handbags and other products. Farmers are hoping it creates a Read the full article…