Newsletter – June 18, 2020
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.
Free Content, Virtual Expo Hall Available at SUMMER SOLSTICE Conference
By NoCo Hemp Expo
The Sound of Hemp: Hemp-made Guitar Amps Coming this Summer
By Silver Mountain Hemp
High-end Headphones Made from Hemp Produce Fuller Sound
By Popular Science
Hemp Seed Pizza Hits Frozen Food Aisles in Milwaukee
By Fox 6 News
Governor Polis Officially Declares June 6-13 Colorado Hemp Week, Flies Hemp Flag from Capitol
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
FOOD AND BEVERAGE & SUPPLEMENTS
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
FASHION, FIBER AND CONSTRUCTION
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
FARMING AND AGRICULTURE
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
By KMOV4 CBS News
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
Laotian Company Seeks Arbitration with Australian Producer After It Withdrew from Joint Hemp Project in Wake of Covid-19 Crisis
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.
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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, email@example.com
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