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Hemp to help farmers hit new highs!

Posted on April 1, 2005

Growing finola hemp cannabis sativa could help Britain’s farmers achieve fresh ‘highs’ but purely in terms of the income earned from break crops!

Tobacco farmers won’t grow marijuana

Posted on March 29, 2005

Agriculture Minister Steve Peters says the government is looking at alternative crops to replace tobacco. But he says that won’t include medical marijuana.

Legislature passes bill in hopes of federal legalization

Posted on March 24, 2005

North Dakota’s government continues to show support for the federal legalization of industrial hemp with the passing of House Bill 1492.

Western Australia hemp hopes go up in smoke

Posted on October 3, 2004

For eight years, businessman Kim Hough lobbied Western Australia (WA) governments for approval of an estimated $1 billion-a-year industry that would boost local farming. The only problem was, it was illegal. Then, on May 19, the Industrial Hemp Act of WA came into effect. It allowed the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp with less than 0.35 per cent tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient of cannabis or marijuana.

Illinois Farmers Hope To Grow Hemp

Posted on July 29, 2004

Many Illinois farmers raised the plant, including Paul Taylor’s father. The old hemp processing plant still stands near his family’s Esmond farm. Taylor said he would like to put the building to good use once again.

Hemp is the not-so-secret ingredient in farmer’s cow feed

Posted on May 13, 2004

The high protein mixture, which contains 34 percent protein and essential fatty acids, has made his cattle healthier, happier and heftier, according to Wise.

Hemp growers send cannabis to educate politicians

Posted on March 23, 2004

Two and a half tonnes of cannabis has been sent to Federal Parliament in a bid to educate politicians about the difference between industrial hemp and marijuana.

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.

Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance

Posted on February 1, 2004

A New Year brings vision, determination and hope to Canada’s industrial hemp sector. So says the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance / Alliance Commerciale Canadienne du Chanvre (CHTA/ACCC), a national coalition of farmers, processors, marketers and researchers.

Seeds of hope

Posted on May 1, 2003

Jake Bowers describes hemp’s potential to transform agriculture and the plant’s demonisation by huge and competing industrial interests.