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Ready for a “Crapshoot”?

Ready for a “Crapshoot”?

“It’s a crapshoot.” Those are the words of NHGC’s agronomist Dr. David Cornett when asked what happens when hemp seed is bought over the internet or through an unknown seed broker. We had the pleasure of Dr. Cornett as our “in-house” guest on this week’s Webinar...

Closing the loop:  When hemp grows up

Closing the loop: When hemp grows up

Let’s state the understatement: the US hemp industry is still immature. But we are a long way off before it has matured – as in past tense. When we see companies consolidating and customers no longer demanding products then we’ll know all is about to settle down for a...

Hemp is legal everywhere in the US – Including your bank

Hemp is legal everywhere in the US – Including your bank

On yesterday’s Webinar Wednesday we had our monthly legal review with the Bradley-Arant Law firm’s cannabis team. Whitt Steineker and Hunter Robinson did their typical good job of walking us through the legal issues of the day for the hemp industry. We focused on...

The 4th Question: WWSGD?

The 4th Question: WWSGD?

Our friend Gregg Gnecco, who is a part of the IND Hemp team headquartered in Ft. Benton, Montana, has allowed us to steal his “Three Questions Every Hemp Grower Should Ask”.  We think they are spot on and here they are: Where does hemp fit into what you’re already...

USHBA – One Non-Brick at a Time

USHBA – One Non-Brick at a Time

Two of the National Hemp Growers Co-Op founding members, Roger Ford and Nick Walters, each took their respective podiums at NoCo last week. NoCo, the premier hemp industry trade show in the United States, brings together many different hemp advocates primarily because...

NoCo Rocks – Literally and Otherwise

NoCo Rocks – Literally and Otherwise

Good morning from Denver and the 7th NoCo Hemp Expo. To say this is a “conference” is a serious misnomer. This thing is an experience, and it hasn’t really started. Yesterday was the Investor’s Forum and while most of the focus was on CBD, there was plenty of interest...

Is delta-8 and the Co-Op a Good Match?

Is delta-8 and the Co-Op a Good Match?

In a short answer: No. Why wouldn’t delta-8 and the National Hemp Growers Co-op be a good match? Here are a few reasons: 1. CBD glut.  We want our growers – in particular those who are new to agriculture – to see their dividend checks show up sooner than later. Unless...

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...