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Soybeans: No longer an easy crop

Posted on February 23, 2004

What’s a soybean grower to do? Rising production costs, increased pests and possible new diseases of plague-like proportions have many growers frustrated about growing soybeans. Growers have several options, including stick with soybeans, plant more corn or raise an entirely new crop.

Tilley Endurables Breaks New Ground with Its 2004 Hemp Line

Posted on February 22, 2004

Tilley Endurables announces a pioneering move into the world of hemp with two new hat styles made from the durable and sustainable natural fiber.

Natural Clothing Pioneer Of The Earth (“OTE”) Expands Private-Label Line To Meet Demands of Environmentally Conscious Companies

Posted on February 22, 2004

Twelve years after introducing its first organic cotton blank T, Of The Earth has expanded its private-label line with the first Ts made of hemp/organic cotton and an innovative soy/organic cotton blend. The two new offerings will help OTE meet demand as U.S. companies continue to switch from conventional to natural fabrics. OTE sells the natural-fiber shirts as blanks or as finished garments with custom labels and silk screening. Now with the industry’s largest selection of natural-fiber Ts, OTE believes its private-label program will soon surpass millions of pieces annually.

Third Canadian Hemp Festival Going As Planned

Posted on February 17, 2004

The third Hempola Family Farm Festival (now a biennial event) is going full steam with its planning and will happen August 7 and 8, 2004.

Hemp’s Hip New Status

Posted on February 15, 2004

“People are trying to switch to a more healthy lifestyle and to be more eco-conscious,” says Mitchell Rosenfield, who co-owns The Hempest with Jonathan Napoli. “And, once they get started living with hemp products, it gets addictive. It gives a good feeling. It’s nice to know that the fabric you spend so many hours of your life with…is natural and free of chemicals.”

Dennis Kucinich on Industrial Hemp

Posted on February 15, 2004

Dennis Kucinich supports legalizing the growing of hemp in the United States. Vote Hemp has graded the candidates’ positions and given Kucinich an A+.

“Drug” lollies uproar

Posted on February 14, 2004

Trading standards bosses are to push for the outlawing of “cannabis lollies” on sale in Leeds sweet shops.

Hemp saves sea from sewage dumps

Posted on February 12, 2004

Hemp crops can be used to mop up troublesome sewage effluent that would otherwise be dumped at sea, say Australian researchers.

Court Tells DEA it Cannot Regulate Naturally-Occurring THC in Hemp Food Landmark Decision Opens Way for Expansion of Hemp Food Industry

Posted on February 6, 2004

US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), representing over 200 hemp companies in North America won their 2 ½-year old lawsuit today against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in a decision that permanently blocks DEA regulations that attempted to ban nutritious hemp foods such as waffles, bread, cereal, vegetarian burgers, protein powder, salad dressing and nutrition bars.

“Cannabis lollies” spark outrage

Posted on February 6, 2004

Police and trading standards officers are investigating the sale of sweets called “cannabis lollies”. The green lollies, labelled as containing hemp extract, have been sent for analysis after going on sale in shops in Leeds. Trading standards chiefs were alerted by a mother who complained that the sweets may lead children into drug use.