The Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast is a continuing exploration of hemp's return to the agricultural fields of Pennsylvania and the United States.

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On the next stop of the hemp tour, we stop in to see Morris Beegle in Fort Collins, Colo. He is the founder of the NoCo Hemp Expo, as well as a bunch of other hemp product businesses, including Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars. Read more

The big send off for the Lancaster Farming National Hemp Tour was Monday June 28, with Erica Stark and Geoff Whaling from the National Hemp Association, Dr. Alyssa Collins from Penn State, Mark Lowery from New Holland Agriculture and Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding. This episode is the audio from the panel discussion at the event. Read more

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This week, Lancaster Farming talks to someone in the hemp industry — He’s not a farmer or a processor. He’s not an inventor or a scientist. But he has a unique perspective on the industry. He’s a journalist about to go on an epic road trip, visiting with hemp farmers and entrepreneurs across the county to help tell the story of hemp in America in 2021. Read more

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On this week’s podcast, we talk to Seth Crawford, founder of Oregon CBD, one of the leaders in hemp seed production and breeding. Oregon CBD always seems to be one step ahead of the industry and they just did it again by making triploid hemp commercially available from growers. Read more

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On this week’s hemp podcast we talk to Jonathon John, lab manager at Choice Extraction Inc. in Washington, Pennsylvania, where they focus on extraction and refinement of cannabinoid hemp. Read more

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This week’s main guest is freelance writer Janet Burns, whose article How Cannabis Coevolved with Humanity and Could Save It Now was published on Forbes.com last year. We also talk to hempcrete builder Cameron McIntosh about Project Hemp Home. Read more

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The first guest on the hemp podcast this week is Fred Strathmeyer from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture where he oversees the state’s industrial hemp program. Then we talk to Cynthia Petrone Hudock and Garrett Hall from CSQI – Cannabis Services Quality Index – a new company that promises to bring transparency and accountability to the hemp supply chain. Read more

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This week’s podcast is the Steve Groff episode. Not only do we talk to cover crop pioneer Steve Groff from Cedar Meadow Farm in Holtwood, Lancaster County, where he’s growing hemp and launching a brand of CBD products for people and pets, but we also check back in with Dr. Steve Groff from Groff North America and Windridge Farm in York County. Read more

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On this week’s hemp podcast, we talk to David De Vore, result and development technical consultant with Leyton, an international funding innovation consulting firm that specializes in working with hemp farmers to take advantage of R&D tax credits offered by the IRS. Read more

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West Town Bank's executive vice president and chief operating officer Melissa Marsal talks about her experience working with hemp farmers and the things hemp farmers have had to resort to in lieu of reliable banking. She talks about what hemp farmers need to consider when looking for a bank, and what kinds of questions they should be prepared to answer when they’re in discussions with a bank. Read more

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COEXIST Build is a design firm owned and operated by wife and husband team Anastasiya Konopatskaya and Drew Oberholtzer whose focus is on designing healthy, environmentally friendly buildings and supplying the industry with healthy building materials, such as hempcrete blocks and hemp batt insulation. Read more

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On this week's hemp podcast we talk to Chris Allen from Hemp Federation Ireland, Jonathan Miller from Us Hemp Roundtable, and Hannah Smith-Brubaker from Pasa Sustainable Agriculture. Read more

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On this week’s podcast, our guest is Eric Sandy, digital editor of Hemp Grower Magazine, one of the best resources hemp farmers have for learning about their crop and developing their craft. Read more

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On this week’s podcast, we talk to the two Pennsylvania state senators who introduced a bill that would legalize adult use cannabis in the state. Senators Sharif Street and Daniel Laughlin, a democrat and republic respectively, introduced the bill last week and said that it prioritizes safety, social equity and agriculture. Read more

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This week on the podcast, Lancaster Farming talks to Andrew Bish, the COO of Bish Enterprises and the founder of Hemp Harvest Works, both in Giltner, Nebraska. Bish enterprises is known for its header adapters, and they do custom builds of large-scale headers and research headers for the soy and sorghum industries. Read more

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On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Joy Beckerman about her work in the hemp industry, where the industry stands now, where it’s heading, and how to create an industry that is fair and respectful to the most import players in the industry — the farmers. Read more

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This week, Lancaster Farming talks to Ben Raymond, food scientist and director of research and development at Victory Hemp Foods in Kentucky, where they make highly functional hemp ingredients for super-nutritious, plant-based foods, such as hemp protein concentrates, hemp seed oils & shelled hemp seeds. Read more

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This week we talk to Courtney Moran LL.M., chief legislative strategist at Agricultural Hemp Solutions, a group that is lobbying Congress to secure a science-based legal hemp concentration limit of 1% THC in the definition of hemp. Read more

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On this week’s hemp podcast, Lancaster Farming talks to Caleb Kauffman, owner of Lancashire Hemp in Lancaster County, where he has spent the past two years growing hemp and building a co-op with local farmers to grow CBD flower for the smokable hemp market. Read more

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This week’s show is divided into two parts. First, we talk to Shawn Hauser about her recently penned opinion piece in Hemp Industry Daily titled “After the Election, Let’s Focus on Fixing the Arbitrary THC Standard in Hemp.” Then we check in with Berks County hemp farmer Ben Davies from Wildfox Provisions to hear about his growing season and harvest, his work with farmer outreach on the Pennsylvania hemp steering committee, and his upcoming panel discussion at the Pennsylvania Hemp Summit. Read more

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On this week’s hemp podcast, we talk to Brother Johannes Zinzendorf from the Hermitage, a Harmonist spiritual center and working farm in Schuylkill County, where life is lived as closely as possible to an 18th Century lifestyle of self-sufficiency, which includes growing fiber plants to make cloth. Read more

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Connecticut Commissioner of Agriculture Bryan Hulburt explains the Connecticut hemp program in detail, describing the fee structure and testing requirements, and how he is proud of the farmers in his state for taking hemp and running with it. Read more

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This week, our continuing effort to understand the national hempscape takes us to Arkansas where we are joined by Caleb Allen, the hemp program manager at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. Read more

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Benjamin Brimlow and Gregg Gnecco from IND Hemp in Fort Benton, Montana, get into lots of details about what it takes to grow hemp in Montana — from dryland fields to hail damage to a plague of grasshoppers — It’s truly a fascinating look at hemp farming in the West. Read more

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We hear how Morris Beegle got his start in the hemp industry and what it takes to build a successful hemp brand, plus how the federal hemp regulations are affecting farmers and why the DEA should get out of the hemp space all together. Read more

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For my one hundred and first Industrial Hemp Podcast episode, I decided to hit the road in effort to reconnect with hemp farmers and hemp farms, hoping the trip would reinvigorate my spirit and inspire me to keep producing the hemp podcast. Read more

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This week’s guest is Rachel Berry, hemp farmer and Founder of CEO of the Illinois Hemp Growers Association. She talks about her own hemp operation, what motivated her to start the hemp growers association, feral hemp in Illinois, and lots more. Read more

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Dale Norley, a self-described old hippie who’s growing autoflower in Chester County, and Chet Lapp, owner of a Lancaster County hemp dryer, share their stories of working together and surfing the waves of the learning curve, giving listeners a glimpse of the supply chain in real time. Read more