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WWII

World War II

World War II

During WWII the Japanese cut-off supplies of manilla hemp from the Philippines. Therefore, the US government formed the War Hemp Industries, a subsidiary of the Commodity Credit Corporation, to build over forty hemp fiber processing mills throughout the Midwest to produce cordage for the Navy.

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Hemp for Victory

Hemp for Victory

Transcript of the original 1942 United States Department of Agriculture Film, Hemp for Victory extolling some of the many uses of this ancient plant and premier world resource.

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