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Hemp and Kenaf Paper Products Save Trees and Our Planet

When we think of the paper industry, we may imagine Paul Bunyan felling hundreds of trees while his favorite blue ox, Babe, looks on approvingly. Logs are transported to paper mills which in turn produce notebooks, stationary, and printer paper. [...]

By | 2017-04-08T06:54:46+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Hemp and Kenaf Paper Products Save Trees and Our Planet

Industrial Hemp Farming – It Starts With the Soil

For farmers, deciding what to plant starts with the soil. They weigh the profitability and past performance of certain seeds before determining how to use their land in the upcoming planting season. Now it looks like industrial hemp farming is [...]

By | 2017-04-08T06:54:46+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Industrial Hemp Farming – It Starts With the Soil

Industrial Hemp Manufacturing History is Part of Our Future

In this age of technology we often forget to look back at our history to see how we have arrived at our current advances.  The origin of our handheld computer devices can point back to 1946 and the invention of [...]

By | 2017-04-08T06:54:46+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Industrial Hemp Manufacturing History is Part of Our Future

Resurrected from the Weeds – Decortication

Did you know that the first decortication machine was invented by George Schlichten in 1917? He spent $400,000 of his own money over an eighteen year period to perfect his design. Why should you care about something built 100 years [...]

By | 2017-04-08T06:54:46+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Resurrected from the Weeds – Decortication

Industrial Hemp Crops – A Profitable Alternative to Farming Tobacco

The increase in anti-smoking campaigns, higher taxes and the reduction of government support have reduced the profitability of tobacco farming from the billion dollar cash crop it was thirty years ago. Farmers in the tobacco business are beginning to look [...]

By | 2017-04-08T06:54:46+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Industrial Hemp Crops – A Profitable Alternative to Farming Tobacco

Natural Fibers Carbon Footprint Report

Based on this report; Carbon Footprint and Sustainability of Different Natural Fibers for Biocomposites and Insulation Material, organically grown hemp has the lowest carbon footprint of the natural fibers grown in the world. That means that hemp is better for our environment, in addition [...]

By | 2017-04-08T06:54:47+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Natural Fibers Carbon Footprint Report

Industrial Hemp Uses in Oil Spills

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll? We may never know, but we can tell how many industrial hemp uses you’ll find in the center of a hemp stalk. The woody inner [...]

By | 2017-04-08T06:54:47+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Industrial Hemp Uses in Oil Spills

What Happens in Vegas… Updates to Hemp Law in Nevada

The old saying may be “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but we are excited to announce that the new hemp law allows industrial hemp to LEGALLY be grown and harvested for the purpose of research in the great state [...]

By | 2017-04-08T06:54:47+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on What Happens in Vegas… Updates to Hemp Law in Nevada

Global Stock Market Drops – Hemp Stocks are Affected

The beginning of 2016 was sure a big disappointment for the stock market. Wall Street had its worst New Year beginning since 2008. The Dow tumbled almost 400 points (2.3%) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index fell even [...]

By | 2017-04-08T06:54:47+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Global Stock Market Drops – Hemp Stocks are Affected

Kenaf, the Hemp Alternative?

The kenaf plant may be little known to many people in Western countries, but has been around for thousands of years in ancient cultures of the world. This beautiful plant is considered by some to be an alternative to hemp [...]

By | 2017-04-08T06:54:47+00:00 December 29th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Kenaf, the Hemp Alternative?
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