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When it comes to hemp there are two distinct sectors — industrial and floral hemp.

Industrial hemp involves the industrial application for the grain, fiber and hurd of the crop. Floral hemp focuses on harvesting the flowers of the plant for medicinal uses like CBD.

These different arenas of hemp require different farming practices, different genetics, and different equipment. The problem is that there is only one set of rules governing these two very different sectors of the hemp industry.

Our three podcast guests this week would like to change that. Courtney Moran from Agricultural Hemp Solutions, Morgan Elliott Tweet from IND HEMP, and Erica Stark from the National Hemp Coalition have teamed up to create an exemption for industrial hemp, separating it from floral hemp.

The permit costs and testing fees are a barrier for entry to farmers who want to grow hemp grain and fiber. Our guests argue that industrial hemp needs to start being treated as the commodity crop that it’s destined to be.

To learn more about how this exemption would work, read “Why We Need an Industrial Hemp Exemption." 

Help Support the Hemp Exemption

https://www.hempexemption.com/

National Hemp Association

https://nationalhempassociation.org/

Agricultural Hemp Solutions

https://www.agriculturalhempsolutions.com/

Hemp Feed Coalition

https://hempfeedcoalition.org/

PA Hemp Summit

https://pahempsummit.com/

News Nuggets

Cone Denim Debuts US Hemp Denim with BastCore

https://sourcingjournal.com/denim/denim-mills/cone-denim-bastcore-hemp-denim-collection-alabama-tennessee-indigo-339207/

40,000 expected at PA Cannabis Festival in Kutztown

https://www.mcall.com/entertainment/mc-ent-pa-cannabis-festival-20220421-g3ybtn4wnffppo2txjueh5exzq-story.html

Bedmaker becomes the UK’s largest hemp grower

https://www.furniturenews.net/news/articles/2022/04/823161547-bedmaker-becomes-uk%E2%80%99s-largest-hemp-grower

PA’s first home made out of ‘hempcrete’ to be unveiled Friday

https://phl17.com/pennsylvania-news/pas-first-home-made-out-of-hempcrete-to-be-unveiled-friday/

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