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Newsletter – June 26, 2024

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – June 26, 2024

South Dakota No. 1 state in nation for hemp production

By Greta Goede, SD News Watch

South Dakota recently became the No. 1 producer of hemp fibers in the nation after being the third-to-last state to make it legal just three years ago.

“We’re the highest production and the highest in yield-per-acre, both of those,” said Bill Brehmer, board member of the South Dakota Industrial Hemp Association (SDIHA). “We are going to try to hold that for next year. This will be our first year to dominate that category.”

One of the people helping to do that is John Peterson, treasurer for SDIHA and a hemp farmer near Wakonda, about 50 miles southwest of Sioux Falls. He started Dakota Hemp LLC in 2021 when hemp was legalized, and it was the second farm in the state to grow the crop

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Two men doing construction at Ma’rijany Hemp Company’s future factory. Photo provided to Kyiv Post A Dakota Hemp LLC harvest of its hemp crop near Wakonda, S.D. South Dakota recently became the leading producer of the crop in the United States. (Photo: John Peterson / Dakota Hemp LLC).

Hemp in Europe: Voices from the EHIA Conference and Expo in Prague

By Eric Hurlock, Lancaster Farming

On this week’s Hemp Podcast, I recap my recent visit to the Heart of Europe, the Golden City, the City of a Hundred Spires, the capital city of the Czech Republic and the historical capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia — Prague.

The occasion for my trip was the European Industrial Hemp Association’s 21st annual Conference, this year held in the Czech Republic.

I was invited to be part of an American delegation representing the American hemp industry. The trip was funded through a grant from the USDA Market Access Program, or MAPS.

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Save the Date – EIHA 2025 & Experience Hemp Berlin – June 11-13, 2025


Cornell University Hemp Field Days
September 12-13, 2024, Geneva, New York

The 1st Tokyo International Hemp Conference
September 24-26, 2024, Tokyo, Japan

Andean Hemp and Cannabis Trade Forum
October 17-18, 2024, Lima, Peru

 Asia International Hemp Expo and Forum 2024
November 27-30, 2024, Bangkok, Thailand

11th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo – We go to ELEVEN
April 10-12, 2025, Estes Park, Colorado

Experience Hemp Berlin and the 22nd Annual EIHA Conference
June 11-13, 2025, Berlin, Germany

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