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Editorial: Here’s another way North Carolina is out-hustling Virginia

Original Article – via the Roanoke Times Bob Crumley is on the other end of the line, talking up the virtues of hemp. North Carolina’s top hemp advocate talks about how this genetic offshoot of marijuana is such a versatile crop that farmers can make money three ways off the same plant — the seeds…

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HEMP – American before America!
Founders Hemp Launches First Educational Hemp Video
Founder’s Hemp Registers As NC’s First Hemp Processor and Farm Aggregator

ASHEBORO, NC – February 27, 2017 — Founder’s Hemp, based in Asheboro, is North Carolina’s first company registered with the State of North Carolina to aggregate hemp grown by farmers and process it for industrial use. The company, which was organized last year as the first vertically integrated hemp processor in the State, registered with…

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Hemp: Coming soon to six Randolph County farms
Hemp: Coming soon to six Randolph County farms

Source: Courier Tribune – Click for Original Article ASHEBORO — A roomful of farmers got a crash course Tuesday on growing industrial hemp as part of a pilot program in North Carolina. Most of the farmers at the meeting held at an Asheboro hotel will be contract growers for Founder’s Hemp. The Asheboro-based company will…

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8 surprising uses for hemp that could make the world a greener place

Original Article Via Inhabitat – Click Here To Read Hemp isn’t just for hackin’ the sack at Phish shows or making rope. This amazing plant, a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis grown specifically for industrial purposes, has a vast number of applications for a greener planet. Cultivated hemp grows quickly in a wide variety of climates…

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NC nears finalizing rules regarding the growing of industrial hemp

Source: WNCN.com Click here for original story RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina is weeks away from finalizing rules regarding the growing of hemp. Pat McCrory and agriculture commissioner Steve Troxler appointed an industrial hemp commission in the fall. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture is planning a pilot program to research the plant. “Our…

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Our Farming Lunch & Learn was a success!
Our Farming Lunch & Learn was a success!

Yesterday, our company hosted a farming lunch&learn to teach farmers about hemp! Our speakers included hemp farmers from Canada, Colorado, and Kentucky. We also had members of the NC Department of Agriculture, Law Enforcement, and NC State agronomists talk. We look forward to signing up farmers to grow for our company, as well as help…

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N.C. first? Hemp-processing plant gets OK in Asheboro
N.C. first? Hemp-processing plant gets OK in Asheboro

By Chip Womick cwomick@courier-tribune.com Twitter: @ChipWomickCT Original article courtesy of Courier Tribune. Click here to read. Editor’s Note: A manufacturing facility to process Cannabis sativa will open in Asheboro next year. Should residents worry about “drugs” invading the city? The answer is no. Here’s why. ASHEBORO — City officials approved a zoning permit for what…

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North Carolina Hemp Commission Receives Funding

Source: National Hemp Association The NCIHA saw the next step to hemp production in NC sprout Wednesday when $200,000 of non-state money, as required by Senate Bill 313, was presented to the Commissioner of Agriculture, Steve Troxler. Through the joint efforts of the NC Industrial Hemp Association and BioRegen Innovations Cooperative, the initial operating expenses…

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