“Hemp Forest” Alberta

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Spread the loveFrom A Fellow Ello.com member…” hey @dudedave, I took this picture in southern Alberta yesterday. We saw lots of these fields and couldn’t figure out what it was until I finally stopped and went for a closer look. It’s still a very minor crop here but demand is very high and the industry … Read more “Hemp Forest” Alberta

Organic hemp supply can’t meet demand

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Spread the loveIndustry experts say organic hemp is a ‘big opportunity’ and commands almost double the price of its conventionally grown cousin   The opportunities are big these days for the growers of organic hemp, says the executive director of Organic Alberta. “We are seeing very strong growth in the organic sector with 58 per … Read more Organic hemp supply can’t meet demand

Industrial hemp a bonanza for farmers but barriers still exist

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Spread the love Brushing aside jokes about intoxicated livestock, Alberta farmers are growing industrial hemp, a crop that has become more profitable than canola and other conventional products. Hemp is one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world. Unlike marijuana, which has a THC content of five to 10 per cent, the THC level in hemp is … Read more Industrial hemp a bonanza for farmers but barriers still exist

Hemp could be next breakthrough crop – Canada

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Spread the loveBy Simmons, Garrett on July 30, 2014. Garrett Simmons lethbridge herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com Hemp could be positioned as a breakthrough crop for southern Alberta. That’s the hope of a Manitoba company looking for more of the plant’s seed to aid in the production of a line of health-food products. Last week, Manitoba Harvest officials … Read more Hemp could be next breakthrough crop – Canada