Hemp Fiber and Grain News

Mattress firm navigates tricky hemp-fiber market

A Michigan company hopes to be at the forefront of industrial hemp textile and fabric adoption by marketing hemp mattresses to millennials. However, short supply of hemp fiber for textiles and fabric is creating challenges for the company and driving up the price. “When we went on the hunt for the ingredients to build the […]

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Health Canada cuts red tape for hempseed shipments to US

The hemp industry in Canada is welcoming a move by the country’s regulatory body to simplify the export of hempseed to the United States ahead of this spring’s planting season. Last week, Health Canada notified hemp license holders and applicants the agency would no longer require an import permit from the U.S. authority before issuing […]

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EPA awards research funds for hemp concrete improvements

Hemp’s potential in sustainable construction has won some California researchers a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have been awarded more than $12,000 to study a new way to process hemp for hempcrete. The students will experiment with a cleaner way to process hemp fibers to […]

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Australian farmers in Tasmania increase hempseed production for food

The number of hemp producers in the Australian state of Tasmania, which produces 66% of the nation’s commercial hemp crop, has nearly doubled – and it’s projected to continue growing because drought is causing supply shortage in other regions, according to Australia’s ABC News. Tasmania has produced hemp for fiber and cosmetics since the 1990s, but […]

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Cannabis-waste recycler wins Colorado grant to develop aftermarket hemp products

A cannabis-waste startup has been selected to receive a $250,000 grant from Colorado to find aftermarket uses for hemp and marijuana waste. 9Fiber of Silver Spring, Maryland, plans to process waste hemp and marijuana stalks for industrial purposes such as bioplastics, construction materials and animal bedding. The company expects to start operations in Pueblo, Colorado, in […]

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Polish petroleum firm inks deal to produce biofuel from hemp

A government-owned petroleum firm in Poland has struck a deal to produce bioethanol from hemp. Grupa Lotos, one of the 10 largest fuel companies in Central Europe by sales, entered the agreement with the state-owned Institute of Natural Fibers and Medicinal Plants, Hemp Today reported. The Institute grows and researches natural fibers such as hemp […]

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Colorado cannabis biotech snags $10 million for expansion

A Colorado-based cannabis biotech firm announced Thursday that it has secured $10 million in private funding to accelerate production in California and Canada. Front Range Biosciences of Lafayette said it plans to invest some of the money in investigating new strains of cannabis. The company uses tissue-culture technology to make “plantlets” for both hemp and […]

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Alaska oil and gas company inks deal for hemp-based additive

A North Carolina company that uses hemp to make an additive for drilling fluid for oil and gas operators has signed a distribution deal with an Alaska drilling company. Under the agreement, Quadco, an Anchorage company that maintains and repairs oil and gas wells, will distribute Hemp Inc.’s DrillWall product across Alaska. Hemp Inc. grows […]

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