New York State encourages industrial hemp production

Submitted by Norm on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:12

A state law, which took effect earlier this year, allows people to apply for permits to raise hemp, which has an almost limitless number of end uses such as fiber for building materials, grain for food products, along with chemical applications for things like paint and batteries.

“Anything that helps farms be more sustainable is okay in my book,” said Weber, who runs a haying operation with Prior in rural Albany County. “Farms have been hurting long enough. They need as much help as possible. For our operation, we’re always trying to keep the cash flow going.”

Hemp, Inc. Announces Filing of Provisional Patent to Create Environmentally-Friendly Lost Circulation Material and Spill Absorbents

Submitted by Norm on Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:08

Hemp, Inc. ( OTC PINK : HEMP ), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with the largest hemp mill in the western hemisphere, announced today the filing of a provisional patent Oct. 2, 2017 for methods of processing plants for the production of fiber for industrial use.


Update about California State Licenses

Submitted by Norm on Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:46

The CA state Bureau of Cannabis Control will hold a Public Licensing Meeting in Los Angeles this Thursday.

The Bureau of Cannabis Control will host a public licensing workshop in Los Angeles on October 12. The workshop will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses.

Hemp Getting Roots In North Dakota Despite Drought

Submitted by Norm on Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:42

“We have been seeing them grow industrial hemp, for the past decade or more, successfully, not 50 miles from our border in some instances,” Seifert-Spilde says Seifert-Spilde says the two years of the hemp program have been very different. Last year, North Dakota farmers only planted 70 acres total. This year, there are 3,000 acres. Hemp is faring well in this year’s drought, but Seifert-Spilde says the yield will likely be lower in the hardest hit areas. She says most producers are interested in processing the grain into food products.

Tips for Growing Industrial Hemp

Submitted by Norm on Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:28

Industrial hemp is a valuable agricultural crop that can be harvested for both its seeds and its stalks. Depending on which of these parts you’re harvesting, you’ll want to take genetics into consideration. Are you hoping to use the oils, seeds, or the stalks? When buying hemp seeds, look for those that have been bred to maximize the plant part that interests you most.