Hemp Fiber and Grain News

Australian farmers in Tasmania increase hemp seed 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 is projected to continue growing due to drought 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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Myth-busting: Hemp needs more water than many think

Hemp isn’t as immune to drought as supporters claim, according to a Colorado State University soil researcher who analyzed two years of Colorado hemp production. “There are a lot of myths about this crop, and one of them is that it doesn’t need much water,” said Brian Campbell, a doctoral student in Soil and Crop […]

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Vermont hemp processor wins partial victory in crop dispute

A Vermont hemp processor accused of stealing a contract farmer’s hemp crop won’t be held personally liable for any missing profits. A civil judge dismissed the personal liability case against Vermont Hemp Co. CEO Joel Bedard, according to Heady Vermont, a website that covers the state’s cannabis industry. The lawsuit against the company will continue, […]

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