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Newsletter – June 18, 2020

Lets Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – June 18, 2020

Feature Article

First Link in a Sustainable Chain: Interview with HempFlax’s Mark Reinders

By Steven Hoffman

Working with farmers and production facilities in the Netherlands, Germany and Romania, early mover and European leader HempFlax is stretching the boundaries of industrial hemp innovation with sustainable raw materials and semi-finished products for multiple applications.

When HempFlax was founded by trailblazer Ben Dronkers in 1994, the hemp industry was still in its proto-infancy. From having to develop its own custom farm machinery to innovating products that make use of every part of the industrial hemp plant, the Netherlands-based company literally had to invent everything, from the ground up.

Today, HempFlax has grown into a world leader in hemp production. Working with a group of 70 veteran farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Romania, the company expects to harvest 2,200 hectares (approximately 5,400 acres) of high grade industrial hemp in 2020.


Mark Reinders spoke on innovation at the Experience Hemp SUMMER SOLSTICE Virtual Conference and Trade Show, June 16-19, 2020. Register for free here to view live webcasts and a complete library of hemp market intelligence and information.



Governor Polis Officially Declares June 6-13 Colorado Hemp Week, Flies Hemp Flag from Capitol

By Westword

Hemp Farming While Black – Can Rural African Americans Forge a New Agrarianism with Hemp?

By Project CBD

Navajo Nation Considers Joint Study on Hemp; Files Lawsuit to Stop Unlawful Hemp Operation on Reservation Lands

By Native News Online

Florida Hemp Czar to Work with Industry to Find Out Why Elevated Lead Levels Are Showing Up in Consumer Products

By WJCT Public Media


Ocean Spray Launches CarryOn, A New CBD Sparkling Water Brand

By Food Business News

Report: CBD Industry Has Progressed in Potency Accuracy; However 27% of Products Tested Had Significant Variances

By The LeafReport

Five CBD Products for a Hempy, Healthy Father’s Day

By CBD Today

Top Chef Touts Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil

By Femina


Biodegradable Hemp Straws Developed to Reduce Petrochemical Plastic Load on Planet

By Trew Balance

On Trend: Sustainable Fashion in the Wake of Covid-19

By United Nations Environment Program

Illinois Hemp Farmer Experiments with Hurd, Fiber for Building and Construction on the Farm

By Hemp Grower

Duke Energy Awards Grant for Student-built Hemp House at Greenville Technical College

By Duke Energy


Report: Michigan Farmers to Increase 2020 Hemp Production, But 53% of 2019 Crop Still Unsold

By Hemp Industry Daily

Lawsuit Seeks Approval to Grow Hemp on Carson City-owned Open Space

By The Nevada Appeal

Beauregard Parish Hemp Farmer on Vanguard of Louisiana Hemp Agriculture

By American Press

Maryland Farmers Test Growing Logistics, Market for Newly Legal Hemp

By The Baltimore Sun/Carroll County Times

Missouri Farmers Take Advantage of Hemp Harvest Despite Pandemic



European Hemp Association Approves Plan for CBD, THC Studies As Part of EU Novel Food Authorization Application

By Hemp Industry Daily

Nepal Parliament Proposes New Hemp Cultivation Rules

By The Cannabis Exchange

U.S.-based High Grade Hemp Seed Unveils Plans for European Market

By HempToday

Laotian Company Seeks Arbitration with Australian Producer After It Withdrew from Joint Hemp Project in Wake of Covid-19 Crisis

By Law360


Experience Hemp Summer Solstice Virtual Conference and Trade Show, presented by NoCo Hemp Expo, June 16-19, 2020 – Register Now!

17th EIHA Hemp Conference, June 16-17, 2020

Oregon Hemp Convention Digital Summit, June 17-19, 2020

NextGen Renewable Fibers Online Summit, June 23, 2020, 11:00 am – noon EDT

Hemp Grower Magazine Hosts the Hemp Virtual Conference, June 23, 2020

Order Your Copy of Doug Fine’s New Book, American Hemp Farmer

American Hemp Farmer, the sixth book from author Doug Fine, follows the rigors and pleasures of an entire hemp season from soil preparation and genetics acquisition through harvest and regenerative marketing. It’s immersive. It’s wildly funny. The follow up to Doug Fine’s bestselling Hemp Bound, American Hemp Farmer pulls no punches, and because it is written by an actual hemp farmer and entrepreneur, it tells you what you need to know if you want to join the hemp renaissance.

Order American Hemp Farmer Today

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Podcast – Hemp for Our Future: Hemp Helps America

Episode 36 of the Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast takes a look at how three amazing hemp leaders are bringing the industry together in an effort to help combat some of the issues resulting from pandemic pandemonium. Hemp for Our Future was the brain-child of Courtney Moran and Shawn Hauser, who brought in Annie Rouse and Friends of Hemp to organize and execute an ongoing campaign to gather supplies and help utilize hemp products to help America fight the war on COVID. In addition, Rick speaks with Kyla DuMont, the Vermont transplant to Los Angeles, that finds her path taking her back home as a result of the COVID economic relocation program. She describes the current state of the State of California, how she came up with the idea of MediMaple, combining cannabinoids with maple syrup, and how many folks didn’t realize maple came from a tree!


About Colorado Hemp Company
The Colorado Hemp Company, the producer of the 7th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo (NoCo7), is a leading organization for the advancement and advocacy of hemp farming, processing, production, innovation, education, and legalization in the USA. The entire team is committed to researching and developing alternatives so that hemp can once again thrive and help individuals and communities throughout America and around the globe. The 7th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo will take place August 6-8, 2020, at the National Western Complex in Denver, CO.

Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, 303.807.1042,
Morris Beegle, Colorado Hemp Company, 970.541.0448,

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