Newsday Tuesday - Hemp News Trio
We have a trio of interesting hemp news items to share today.
In Minnesota, the StarTribune website posted an article on April 21 with the catchy title ‘Minnesota hemp industry growing like a weed’ - we approve of the pun of course!
The article explains how millions of dollars are now being invested in the state’s burgeoning hemp industry.
Click on the link below to see the entire article.
In an article posted on April 22 on ministryofhemp.com the United States now produces the third most hemp in the world.
The only two countries producing more hemp that the U.S.? Canada and China.
According to the article: "The U.S. only recently made the list this past year with the 2018 hemp acreage report. With 78,176 total acres grown in up to 23 states, the country saw a massive expansion which earned a spot on this list.
"Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill which legalized the crop nationwide, there’s a good chance the U.S. will continue to climb this list. Right now, the vast majority of hemp in the U.S. is grown for CBD. Other forms of hemp, used in textiles, fabric, or hempcrete, is often imported. We can expect that in the coming years, the U.S. will not only grow more hemp, but more forms of the plant too."
Finally, in Hawaii, MauiNews.com reported April 22 that the state's first industrial hemp farm is set begin production.
According to the news article: "The 10-acre farming site will also be the first industrial hemp farm in the United States powered by 100 percent biodiesel."