Industrial Hemp is proving to be the next big crop for farmers across the United States. This last year 19 states grew hemp for commercial applications under tightly regulated state ran pilot programs. According to the 2017 U.S. Hemp Crop Report released by Vote Hemp over 24,000 acres were cultivated in the United States. This is more than double the acreage that was planted in 2016 (less than 10,000 acres) thus proving that hemp is viable for American farmers. Since Soybeans, farmers in the United States have been looking for a new crop they could add into their crop rotation. It is starting to become clear that Hemp will be the next big crop for the American farmer. Unfortunately, only a handful of states are growing hemp for commercial applications mainly due to the strict regulations governing hemp cultivation in the United States. Agricultural Hemp Solutions is leading the charge in changing state and federal guidelines to allow American farmers the opportunities with hemp that farmers in Europe, China and Canada have had for years. It is past time that America starts leading the hemp industry in cultivation and manufacturing. We already currently are the number one importer of hemp in the world. With states like Kentucky leading the hemp cultivation charge and new conservative republican states (like South Carolina) passing comprehensive commercial production hemp legislation it’s time to allow all US farmers to grow this ancient crop. Many tobacco farming areas are seeing their tobacco farmers adding hemp into their crop rotations and are finding a comparable return. If you are an American farmer and would like to cultivate hemp and need someone to be your voice both at your statehouse and in congress you have come to the right firm. Feel free to contact us for further details.
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