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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 a new cash crop consideration. Many farmers debate between growing tobacco, soy, corn, wheat, etc. […]

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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 ago? You should care because this decortication machinery that was once left to rust from […]

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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 to being able to create sustainable products and jobs.     The Nova-Institute GmbH is a […]

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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 core of the hemp stalk is known for its low density and high absorbency which […]

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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 because of the similarities between the two plants. What is kenaf? The Latin name for […]

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