Hemp is the #1 Global Cash Crop and now it can save the USA from the demise of the industrial revolution. If you’re an American Farmer it’s worth noting that hemp can be used to make a countless number of useful things! It’s like the wild west for hemp right now.
These are some of the most common every day items made with hemp:
- Paper Products is what people use hemp for the most.
- Moulded Plastics
- Body Care / Health & Beauty Products
- Essential Oils
- Nutritional Supplements
- Construction materials including hempcrete
- Livestock Bedding
- Livestock Feed
“Hemp is the ultimate cash crop” and produces “more fiber, food and oil than any other plant on the planet.”Belize Hemp Founder – William Conde
Humankind has pioneered the use of hemp and marijuana for thousands of years, and it’s finally being embraced in the United States again like it rightfully deserves.
“Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.”Thomas Jefferson – DU Hemp Talks
Although America is finally getting back to hemp, countries like France, Ukraine and Australia are already ahead of the game. It would seem that much of the scientific research available today dates as far back as the early 1900’s.
A 1975 article in The Midlands Naturalist, called “Feral Hemp in Southern Illinois,” a Notre Dame University publication talks about the wild hemp fields that annual efforts from law enforcement eradication teams cannot wipe out, and states…
Hemp Stats – 1 acre of hemp farm produces:
- 8,000 pounds of hemp seed.
- 8,000 pounds of cold-pressed hemp seed yields over 300 gallons of hemp seed oil, plus a byproduct of 6,000 pounds of high protein hemp flour.
- Seed oils are both a food and a biodiesel fuel.
- Hemp seeds produce way more seed oil than it’s common competitor crops such as soybeans, sunflower seeds, rape seed or canola seeds.
- Hemp seed produces an average of three times more oil per acre than comparable seed oil crops, at over 300 gallons per acre, with a byproduct of 3 tons of food per acre.
- Hemp seed oil is appears to be more nutritious and beneficial to our health than any other seed oil crop.
- In addition to the food and oil produced, there are several other byproducts and benefits to the cultivation of hemp.
- Typically a farmer receives6-10 tons of bast fiber, per acre. Hemp bast fiber makes canvas, rope, lace, linen, and ultra-thin specialty papers like cigarette and bible papers.
- Twenty-five tons of hemp hurd fiber is typically produced in one acre. Hemp hurd fiber is commonly used to make all grades of paper, composite building materials, animal bedding and is used as a material for the absorption of liquids and oils.
- The deep tap root draws up sub-soil nutrients.
- Leaves fall from the plant to the ground, and as they break down they return these nutrients to the top soil for the next crop rotation.
As long as marijuana is forbidden, industrial hemp costs will be economically prohibitive due to the artificial regulatory burdens imposed by the prohibition of marijuana. When marijuana and hemp are legally regulated, industrial hemp will return to its rightful place in our agricultural economy.Fibre hemp and marihuana: assessing the differences between distinct varieties – Tom Decorte
Tom suggests that hemp may be the plant that started humans down the road toward civilization with the invention of agriculture. Archaeologists agree that cannabis was one of the first crops that human beings purposely cultivated over 6,000 years ago, and perhaps longer than 12,000+ years ago.
It’s time to restore industrial hemp to its rightful place in agriculture!
Return much control to our farmers, and move away from dependence on the multinational corporations that dominate our political process and destroy our environment. These capital-intensive, non-sustainable, and environmentally destructive industries have usurped our economic resources, clear-cut huge tracts of the world’s forests, given us massive oil spills, wars, toxic waste, massive worldwide pollution, global warming and the destruction of entire ecosystems.
Prohibiting the cultivation of this ancient plant, the most productive source of fiber, oil and protein on our planet, is evil.– Tom Decorte
DU Hemp agrees that prohibiting the cultivation of useful and valuable ancient plants that are high in fiber, oil and protein is unsustainable and reckless. Now thanks to recent legislation in the USA farmers can be empowered to produce this valuable super-sustainable resource and share a legacy of hemp abundance with our children!