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Hemp Fiber Concrete Additive will be used in the 2022 Winter Olympics

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In 2015, Canadian Greenfield Technologies (CGT) developed a hemp fiber concrete additive that strengthens concrete and reduces cracking. Called “NForce-Fiber,” the additive is now specified for construction of bobsled tracks for the Olympics in 2022. Based in Calgary, CGT was founded in 2012 by Mike Pildysh. Pildysh is a structural...
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Asian Hemp Summit to Take Place in Nepal

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The first annual Asian Hemp Summit is set to take place next year in Katmandu, Nepal. The conference will offer attendees insight into the burgeoning industrial hemp industry on the continent of Asia, specifically in the countries of China, India, Nepal, South Korea, Thailand, Mongolia, and Japan. Tickets for the...
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House Passes 2018 Farm Bill

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The United States House of Representatives approved the 2018 Farm Bill with a narrow 213-211 vote this week that has passed legislation to legalize the growth of hemp throughout the country’s farmland. This is the the second vote on the new Farm Bill that has taken place over the of the...
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U.S. Senators Approve $500,000 to Fund National Database for Hemp Seed Genetics

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A prominent group of U.S. Senators have approved a funding plan that would create a database of industrial hemp seeds varieties. That seed bank would be used by farmers and located at the U.S. Department of Agricultures Plant Genetics Research Unit in Missouri. Tom Angell of Forbes first broke the...
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4 Unlikely States That Passed Industrial Hemp Legislation in 2017

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Over 30 states in the U.S. have passed some version of industrial hemp cultivation programs through their legislation. Law makers see the potential to create jobs and revive the farming industry in their respective states. These are four unlikely states that passed industrial hemp legislation in 2017.  Arkansas Ark. Stat....