A local hemp farm is encouraging farmers to consider using alternatives instead of using plastic when growing hemp. "The plastic is a major concern, especially as the hemp industry continues to grow. There's a lot of plastic being used in agriculture in general but this isn't the only industry that uses the row cover plastics," Amy Parscal, CEO of Cascade Hemp Collective, said.
A viewer sent in videos to KTVL on Wednesday which he described as a hemp farm burning the stems which he said had plastic on them.
According to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, it is illegal to burn plastic anytime or anywhere in Oregon.
"That is definitely not something we would ever advise for, it's a major air pollution issue as well," Parscal said.
Parscal said Cascade Hemp Collective is encouraging farmers to stop using plastic altogether.
"We experimented this year with using organic rice straws as a mulch to help with the moisture retention of the soil and the weed suppression with the w [...]
PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — Lawmakers on a 10-1 vote Monday decided to take another run at legalizing industrial-level hemp in South Dakota next year.
Republican Governor Kristi Noem vetoed similar legislation in March, warning its passage would open the way to legalizing marijuana.
But House Republican leader Lee Qualm of Platte said Monday that CBD oil from low-THC hemp relieves pain and isn’t addictive like opioids can be.
“I think CBD oil is here to stay,” Qualm said. He called it “a good thing” and noted vitamins aren’t federally regulated.
Senators fell four ayes short of the two-thirds majority needed to override the veto.
The governor lost one of her backers Monday. Senator Rocky Blare, an Ideal Republican, supported the 2020 version. He twice voted with Noem this year.
The six-page draft would again allow producing, transporting and processing hemp in South Dakota, if the crop’s THC content is at three-tenths of one percent or less.
There also would be licensing back [...]
After four years in development, German entrepreneur Heinrich Wieker is now taking orders for a harvester designed specifically for outdoor hemp fields producing flowers for CBD, food and other niche products.
Designed with small and medium-sized farms in mind, Henry’s Hemp Harvester (HHHarvester) gently strips the plant’s flowers and severs the stems in one pass, employing a patented stripping mechanism.
The flowers can be collected in a bag or container, while the hemp stalks are left in the field for retting. Depending on plant maturity at the time of harvesting, it’s also possible to shake out the seeds, completing a triple yield, Wieker said. [...]
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Bruce Dietzen invested $200,000 to build a sport scar with bodywork made from hemp cannabis. [...]
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