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Environmental Cleanup and Hemp

Environmental Cleanup and Hemp

Of the thousands of applications for the hemp plant, from bio-based fuels to food products, none presents more of an interesting application than to utilize hemp as a phytoremediation crop, including radioactive materials in the soils. The use of hemp to cleanse the...

Hemp Stakeholders May Confirm We Are on to Something

Hemp Stakeholders May Confirm We Are on to Something

In preparation for the National Hemp Research and Education Conference held last summer, Dr. Shelby Ellison from the University of Wisconsin-Madison conducted a survey of licensed hemp growers from across the United States. The survey was looking to identify education...

A New Partnership: Israel Cannabis Association and NHGC

A New Partnership: Israel Cannabis Association and NHGC

Jim Buck Ross was Commissioner of Agriculture in the State of Mississippi from 1968 to 1995 and was larger than life. One of his favorite sayings was “If you ever see a turtle on top of fence post you can bet he didn’t get there by himself.” NHGC follows the same...

Are Your Contracts Air-Tight?

Are Your Contracts Air-Tight?

We’ve been enjoying our Wednesday Webinar series these past three weeks. Jeff Sullivan with New Bloom Labs gave us some terrific insight on questions to ask when trying to find the right lab. John Strohfus, the Chairman of the Board of the US Hemp Growers Association,...

“Dream Things that Never Were” – Hemp as an Energy Crop

“Dream Things that Never Were” – Hemp as an Energy Crop

With a new Administration in Washington there is no time like the present to ‘dream the things that never were’ and to focus on the energy potential of hemp. The potential for hemp as a biomass feedstock is seemingly boundless. Whether as a blending material with coal...

Wall Street, BlackRock and $288 billion:  Hemp’s new best friends?

Wall Street, BlackRock and $288 billion: Hemp’s new best friends?

When does a movement become real?  My guess it happens when two things merge:  humans and money. The hemp world has been steadily climbing to reach more people because it makes a difference in their lives.  That could be their health, their pocketbooks, or their...

National Hemp Growers Cooperative: Growing the hemp industry

National Hemp Growers Cooperative: Growing the hemp industry

Hemp is a new crop for many farmers in the Southeast. For states new to growing industrial hemp, such as Mississippi, growers interested in the market are left to navigate uncharted waters. The National Hemp Growers Cooperative's goal is to work alongside farmers to...

Growing Hemp Hydroponically

Growing Hemp Hydroponically

One option our new growers may explore is growing hemp hydroponically. We met this week with Steve Hale of St. Bethany Farms to begin a consulting relationship to assist our growers who want to build a hydroponic greenhouse to grow. They are currently growing tomatoes...

Mississippi: Industrial Hemp Bill Moves Forward to Senate

Mississippi: Industrial Hemp Bill Moves Forward to Senate

JACKSON, MS, March 11, 2020 - This Thursday is a major deadline for the Mississippi Legislature to take action on bills that have started in their respective legislative bodies. That means any bill that started in the Senate must pass the Senate and likewise any bill...

Mississippi Legislature Moves Forward

Mississippi Legislature Moves Forward

The Mississippi Legislature has seen several bills introduced this session to allow for the legal growing and harvesting of industrial hemp. The National Hemp Growers Cooperative has been monitoring the bills and we want to give our supporters an update.