LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Nov 2, 2015) - Now LEGALIZED, North Carolina will be home to the only industrial hemp commercial decortication facility in the United States. On October 31, 2015 Governor Pat McCrory passed Senate Bill 313 (by not vetoing it) as "an act to recognize the importance and legitimacy of Industrial Hemp research, to provide for compliance with portions of the Federal Agricultural Act of 2014, and to promote increased agricultural employment."
Farmers in North Carolina now have the option to cultivate hemp crops with easy access to Hemp, Inc.'s (
According to the article, Legalization is a Game Changer for Hemp, Inc., in Microcap Daily posted yesterday by Paul Knag, "Hemp, Inc. (
The North Carolina General Assembly "finds and declares that it is in the best interest of the citizens of North Carolina to promote and encourage the development of an industrial hemp industry in the State in order to expand employment, promote economic activity, and provide opportunities to small farmers for an environmentally sustainable and profitable use of crop lands that might otherwise be lost to agricultural production. The purposes of this Article are to establish an agricultural pilot program for the cultivation of industrial hemp in the State, to provide for reporting on the program by growers and processors for agricultural or other research, and to pursue any federal permits or waivers necessary to allow industrial hemp to be grown in the State." To read the full bill, click here.
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"Currently, Hemp, Inc. is very interested in farmers wanting to process certified organic hemp or those farmers who want to become certified. David Schmitt can give them that information to begin that process," said Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc.
Ensuring new eco-friendly, sustainable crops are of utmost importance. Goodbye Cotton, Hello Hemp posted in Huffington Post cited 270,000 farmers committed suicide from being overburdened with debt. "A combined 35 percent of the world's insecticides and pesticides are applied to cotton plants, which grow on less than 3 percent of the crop land on Earth. Runoff can destroy sensitive ecosystems, even if chemicals are 'properly applied according to technical instructions.' Higher-than-ever prices for farming inputs have hit growers hard, despite better yields. More than 270,000 farmers have committed suicide since 1995 after falling into 'unmanageable debt.'"
"We hope our 10% North Carolina Hemp Special will help reverse this deadly trend. We suppport the small family farm and aren't particularly interested in large agri-business style hemp crop production. We want to support and encourage the small family farm and non-gmo, certified organic hemp production. No herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides... as this will help create a new clean green agricultural and industrial American revolution," said Perlowin. "I was a bit surprised at the amount of inquiries we've been getting by phone and email about how many land owners wanted to grow hemp so quickly just days after becoming legal in North Carolina."
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Last week, the first of many portable decortication plants also arrived at Hemp, Inc.'s facility. This will allow Hemp, Inc. to help farmers decorticate their crops in states too far away to utilize our processing facilities, such as Colorado, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, Pennsylvania and other states.
Hemp, Inc. executives also announced, in a previous press release, that they will build a testing lab within their facility. According to David Schmitt, COO of Hemp, Inc. Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC, the lab will be for new product development testing and testing raw hemp materials, fibers and hemp-based products. Not only will Hemp, Inc.'s decortication facility be the only commercial facility in the United States located in North Carolina, it will also be home to the only commercial testing lab for industrial hemp that we are aware of.
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Between the multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility, the portable decortication machines, and the Hemp laboratory (currently under construction) Hemp, Inc. is poised to be the avant-garde of the industrial hemp industry.
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