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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Ken Elliott, founder and president of Montana-based IND HEMP, is the guest on this week's Industrial Hemp Podcast to talk about why he founded IND HEMP, his personal and professional commitment to climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration and soil regeneration. Read more

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On the hemp podcast this week, hemp industry advocate Geoff Whaling returns to the show to talk about his latest endeavor to inject much needed capital into the hemp space to build out the supply chain, develop processing capacity and develop markets. Read more

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This week on the hemp podcast we talk to George Overbey and Nick Strawn, executives from the Texas-based hemp start-up Delta Ag, who tell us about hemp in the Lone Star State. In 2021 the company contracted ten thousand acres of hemp in Texas, Colorado and Kentucky. Read more

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On this week’s podcast, Lancaster Farming talks to Daniel Lirette, founder and CEO of GrowDoc, a Canadian maker of an app that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to diagnose issues with cannabis plants, such as disease, pests, and nutrient deficiencies. Read more

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On this episode, we find out what a hempstone is, why it was in the creek, and how the Zooks managed to get it out of the creekbed where it’s sat undisturbed for nearly 2 centuries. Read more

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On this week’s hemp podcast we explore the intersection of the gas and oil industries with the hemp industry and how hemp can provide an opportunity for Big Oil to take responsibility for the over 3 million abandoned oil and gas wells that dot the American landscape. Read more

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Ben Raymond, head of research and development at Victory Hemp Hoods in Kentucky, talks about the Food Chemicals Codex monographs for hemp as a food ingredient. The public comment period for suggested changes to these monographs is ending soon. Read more

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On this week’s podcast we talk to Jason Crook, entrepreneur, marketing expert, and professor at Jefferson University. His ideas around innovation, market disruption, brainstorming, creating value for customers and identifying unique business opportunities should be very instructive and inspiring for the hemp industry. Read more

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This week on the podcast we talk to Andrew Bish and Gary Sikes about harvesting hemp with a multi-height sickle bar mower, plus a conversation with Trey Riddle, chief strategy officer at IND HEMP in Montana. Read more

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This week on the podcast, host Eric Hurlock travels to Raleigh, North Carolina, for the third annual Southern Hemp Expo, where he catches up with Morris Beegle, founder of WAFBA and Hunter Buffington, executive director of the Hemp Feed Coalition. Read more

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This week on the Industrial Hemp Podcast we talk to Morgan Elliott, co-founder and chief operating officer at IND HEMP in Fort Benton, Montana, where they are building a massive hemp industrial complex to process the grain and fiber being grown by Montana farmers. Read more

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On this week's podcast, we talk to Lancaster County farmer Steve Groff about his new one-of-a-kind Hemp Maze at Cedar Meadow farm in Holtwood, Pennsylvania. Read more

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This is the final episode from Lancaster Farming's National Hemp Tour. Hemp podcast host Eric Hurlock visits with the folks from DON Enterprises to check out the hempcrete home under construction there. Read more

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Our next stop on the hemp tour is in Lincoln, Nebraska, where the folks at the University of Nebraska Lincoln hosted a small hemp seed oil pressing demonstration on August 3, 2021. Read more

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Meet Jeremy Briggs, who is constructing the world's first recording studio and music venue made from hempcrete, and Derrick Dohmann from Horizon Hemp Seeds. Read more

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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

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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