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Industrial Hemp Conversation with Bill Brill.
https://youtu.be/3zRLCWtJhec We had the opportunity to visit with industry expert Bill Brill and get his take on where the industry challenges and opportunities are. If you want to skip forward to specific questions use this guide: Questions and Answers: Bill's Background | Minute 1:20 Industrial Hemp Genetics? | Minute 3:50 Working with Hemp Farmers? | Minute 7:00 Oil Extraction? | Minute 11:18 Other ingredients in hemp plant and pharma? | Minute 14:20 The Need for Information & Education? | Minute 18:00 Where's the Finished Goods Marketing Going? | Minute 21:45 Future of the Industrial Hemp Industry? | Minute 29:00 Where can you find Bill Brill? | Minute 33:20 [...]
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A Conversation with TaliSeen Jahring & Jon Corbisez of Mystic Farms – Hemp Outlaw
https://youtu.be/UsVV8qw7R6I Had the opportunity to visit with TaliSeen and Jon. Here are the questions we talked about… Why should i plant seeds instead of clones? What type of soil amendments do I need ? What Ph should I be shooting for? Why do some varieties do better in the lower latitude vs the northern states? How many plants per acre should I grow? What is the best harvest technique? What does total Thc mean and how will it effect how my plant is tested in the field? What is the difference between autoflower and photoperiod? What is the CBD: THC ratio and why is it important? What are some of the pest issues I might see in the field? What are minor cannabinoids? Interested in a Consultation? Call 1.888.444.1770 Visit > https://mysticfarms.farm/ http://hempoutlaw.io/a-conversation-with-taliseen-jahring-jon-corbisez-of-mystic-farms/ [...]
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Truck drivers sentenced for transporting hemp through Idaho
BOISE, Idaho — Three out-of-state truck drivers who were arrested for transporting industrial hemp through Idaho were sentenced Thursday on misdemeanor charges. All three men were given jail time, but the sentences were suspended with time served. Each will remain on unsupervised probation and have to pay fees and restitution. The truckers each faced felony charges at the time of their arrests, but struck plea deals with prosecutors earlier this month that lowered the charges to misdemeanors. Two of the truckers, Andrew D’Addario and Erich Eisenhart were arrested in April 2018 while transporting 915 hemp plants from Colorado to Oregon. Eisenhart and D'Addario were initially charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. They pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana. On Thursday, they were sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 178 days suspended. They were given credit for the two days they already served in the Ada County Jail. Both men will serv [...]
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Building With Hemp, TEDx Charlottesville
Joni Lane, LEED Green Associate, speaks on Hempcrete and Responsible Design. A graduate of Boston Architectural College with a Masters in Sustainable Design Studies, she is passionate about creating valuable, sustainable and regenerative solutions by which humans can continue to live without threatening to render our planet uninhabitable. She believes great design has the power to change the world and has decided to focus her energy on healing our built environment with bio-based materials, specifically Hempcrete. Focusing on addressing indoor contaminants and their effect on our health, She strives to advance education and awareness of this very important public health issue to promote safe and healthy buildings. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discus [...]
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Hemp 101: Experts highlight plant’s many uses at Farm Progress Show
DECATUR — Hemp means different things to different people. The National Hemp Association is using the Farm Progress Show to clear the air about this versatile crop. Geoff Whaling, chairman of the association, said many people get confused when differentiating between marijuana and hemp. “Hemp is cannabis but it is not marijuana,” Whaling said. “Marijuana has THC, whereas hemp does not.” Interest in hemp increased after the 2018 Farm Bill signed by President Donald Trump removed it from the the list of controlled substances, thus legalizing its production. The 2014 Farm Bill already had allowed for limited hemp production for research and the 2018 Farm Bill authorized the secretary of agriculture to use that research to determine the viability of a domestic hemp market. “We have a great relationship with the National Hemp Association,” said Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress Show director. “We pretty much asked them to do a ‘Hemp 101.’ Do the beginner thing. How does it af [...]
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Steel and Hemp Homes Joint Venture in Santa Barbara County
Visit > http://steelhemphomes.com/ ECO Innovation Group is pleased to announce that it has entered an LOI to establish its West Coast base of operations for the company’s wholly owned construction subsidiary, Steel Hemp Homes Inc (SHH), in Santa Barbara County, California. ECOx shall enter into a Joint Venture with Long Canyon Properties Holdings LLC to establish mobile facilities on 3 acres initially, with option to expand to 13 acres total with mutual agreement within 6 months of binding the LOI. This project has been in discussion for many months with the intent to develop ecologically leading-edge single family and multi family structures showcasing innovative industrial hemp materials importantly complementing a catastrophe resilient steel framing system. ECOx / SHH operations will not only prototype the Steel Hemp structures but also serve as a mobile education center to illustrate the inspiring science, history, and many importantly significant benefits of industrial he [...]
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New Report on Hemp Shows the Crop’s Vast Potential, but Also Severe Supply-Chain Issues
A new report published by the Oregon-based firm Whitney Economics says commercial hemp cultivation has the potential to become the nation's third most lucrative crop in coming years. But it also warns that 65 percent of the American hemp growers surveyed didn't have a buyer for their crop. This raises the possibility of a glut, similar to the oversupply of cannabis that has driven down Oregon's prices ("Too Much Weed," WW, April 18, 2019). But it also might just be a "hiccup," says Beau Whitney, who owns the economics firm and oversaw the report. Another issue, the report says, is the inconsistent status of hemp regulations and rules across states. Individual states can still prohibit the cultivation of hemp, making transportation across states where it's illegal a risky endeavor. "Issues of crop insurance, banking, FDA regulation of CBD, interstate transportation, and confusion by law enforcement have surfaced in recent months," the report reads. But despite the setbacks, Whitney says [...]
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Join Us for the Winter Hemp Summit – Winter Hemp Summit 2020 WInter Hemp Summit
About Colorado Winter Hemp Summit January 16, 2020 Join Colorado Hemp Company for the 2nd annual Winter Hemp Summit. Located at the Boulder Jewish Community Center, we’ll discuss the state of the hemp industry in a town-hall style meeting and provide a catered luncheon. Boulder Jewish Community Center 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, CO 80303 [...]
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HempsteadProjectHeart
Founded by legendary Native poet, philosopher and recording artist John Trudell, Hempstead Project HEART is a vehicle to build public awareness of the many benefits of growing Industrial Hemp. With a team of committed volunteers at his side, notably Anna Owen, Linda Delair and Lea Walters, John built Hempstead Project HEART to be a driving force to grow the hemp economy in America. From speaking at public events to organizing with the California State Grange on Industrial Hemp advocacy, John and his Hempstead Project HEART team laid important groundwork for public acceptance of hemp in California. In November 2016, California re-legalized Industrial Hemp as a commercial agricultural crop. This huge step demonstrates the importance of education and action in creating positive change. In the summer of 2015, Hempstead Project HEART received a letter from a young Menominee farmer named Marc Grignon who was an academic researcher with the College of the Menominee Nation and the University o [...]
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Industrial Hemp: The Future of Green Building (John Patterson)
https://youtu.be/s599N6f-6s4 Getting High on Anthropology, www.FSandGreen.org/shows Marty Otanez, Producer and Associate Professor, CU Denver Michael Kilman, Camera (https://loridianslaboratory.com) Featuring John Patterson, Tiny Hemp Houses Tel. 970 231 0933, www.tinyhemphouses.com Presentation “Industrial Hemp: The Future of Green Building” for the Northwestern Lumber Association Denver, Colorado, 29 September 2016 And, excerpts from John Patterson’s Tiny Houses Workshop at the Living Simple: A Tiny Home Expo Loveland, Colorado, 11 September 2016 Music: ‘Thrusting Expression’ Craig Levy, 2013, www.FreePlayMusic.com [...]
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Attorney to bankers: Be savvy about hemp growing before lending
WISCONSIN DELLS – While most farmers don’t think of growing industrial hemp as a “silver bullet” for farm income, many are interested in it as a way to diversify their farming operations and add another potential income-generating enterprise to their farms. For Wisconsin’s bankers, dealing with hemp growers poses some new challenges, which were outlined at a Wisconsin Bankers Association seminar Nov. 21 in Wisconsin Dells that attracted 145 state bankers. Scott Birrenkott, an attorney who is assistant director of legal affairs with the association, walked bankers through some of the things they might deal with if they have customers who want to grow hemp. First, he wanted them to know what hemp is (and what it isn’t). Though admittedly not a botanist, Birrenkott said hemp is a taller, skinnier plant with most of its leaves at the top while marijuana – hemp’s psychoactive cousin – is a bushier plant with broader leaves and budding flowers. “They come from the same ge [...]
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The Future of the U.S. Hemp Industry: Your Voice Matters
Growers have an important role in the ongoing transformation of hemp regulation. Now is the time to speak out about the USDA’s interim final rule for hemp production. [...]
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Ask your Congressman to cosponsor the Hemp For Victory Act
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) introduced H.R. 3652, the Hemp For Victory Act which helps lay the foundation for the emerging hemp industry in a manner that incentivizes family farmers and small businesses, protects against corporate monopolies, and studies the benefits of hemp cultivation and hemp-based products while ensuring safe agricultural practices, and environmental and labor considerations. Vote Hemp strongly supports the bill and believes this is the kind of legislation needed to help the nascent hemp industry build a solid footing. Please send a message to your Congressman and ask him/her to support hemp farmers and businesses by cosponsoring the Hemp For Victory Act. [...]
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Bees Love Hemp! Researchers Discover Hemp Provides Food and Habitat For Bees
Hemp could help save the bees, providing an excellent source of nutrition during the season they need it most, new study finds Expanding hemp cultivation in the United States could provide food for the bees during a time of year when few other options are available to them, a new study concludes. Researchers from Colorado State University set up bee traps in industrial hemp fields during peak flowering season to determine whether hemp was “a valuable source of pollen for foraging bees.” Turns out it is. The researchers collected almost 2,000 bees from 23 different bee genera. Nearly half of those were classic honeybees, but specialized genera such as Melissodes bimaculata and Peponapis pruinosa turned up in surprisingly “high proportions.” Hemp flowers are apparently “prolific pollen producers,” making them attractive to a diverse abundance bees. On top of that, they bloom right when bees need them most. Hemp flowering occurs between the end of July and the end of September [...]
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ECO INNOVATION GROUP Announces LOI for Steel and Hemp Homes Joint Venture in Santa Barbara County
Palm Beach, Florida, Oct. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- ECO INNOVATION GROUP, INC. (OTC:ECOX) (“ECOx” or the “Company”), an Innovation Incubator platform devoted to globally important paradigm shifts in technology, sustainable and carbon negative products development and deployment, will introduce a more affordable fire, hurricane, earthquake and flood resilient steel framing construction system importantly complemented by industrial hemp building materials. ECO Innovation Group is pleased to announce that it has entered an LOI to establish its West Coast base of operations for the company’s wholly owned construction subsidiary, Steel Hemp Homes Inc (SHH), in Santa Barbara County, California. ECOx shall enter into a Joint Venture with Long Canyon Properties Holdings LLC to establish mobile facilities on 3 acres initially, with option to expand to 13 acres total with mutual agreement within 6 months of binding the LOI. This project has been in discussion [...]
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How Seeded and Seedless Hemp Crops Vary for Different End Uses
As both drug cannabis and hemp cultivation proliferate, agronomic challenges lurk on the horizon. In Europe and North America, hemp fiber crops have traditionally been harvested upon reaching technical maturity when the male plants begin to shed pollen. In eastern Asia, hemp fiber crops destined for fine textile production are harvested before they flower, and therefore no pollen or seed is produced. No flowers, no pollen and no problems. The timing of a fiber crop harvest—either before or after it releases pollen—determines whether it poses a threat to neighboring sinsemilla cannabis growers. Depending on cropping techniques, fiber hemp production can be compatible anywhere. The real issue is not about hemp fiber production but seedless drug cultivation. However, the situation differs with hemp seed crops. Hemp seed crops are grown specifically for seeds sold primarily to the food and body-care industries. Hemp seed and seed oil are more in demand than at any other time in recent [...]
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Hemp Insurance Arrives, Pushing Hemp One Step Closer to a Mainstream Crop
The USDA offers insurance to help protect farmers from forces they have no control over. Insurance offered by the federal government is a fundamental part of much of the farming that happens in the United States. It allows farmers to survive in an industry that’s both unstable and provides thin margins. Hemp, though it’s now federally legal, was not eligible for this insurance—until now. The USDA’s multi-peril crop insurance has been around since the 1930s, and forms part of the backbone of the farm safety net. As its name suggests, it covers multiple obstacles that farmers might face, including pests, [...]
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