CBD varieties don’t perform to COAs, Georgia researchers say

CBD varieties don’t perform to COAs, Georgia researchers say

The hemp industry needs a robust certification system that will give growers more confidence in their genetics purchases, according to a study from the University of Georgia’s Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG).

Genetics suppliers should also start using unique names for each of their hemp genetics products to help clarify options on the market, the researchers said in the report, “Genomic and Chemical Diversity of Commercially Available High-CBD Industrial Hemp Accessions.”

“Not only will this help clarify the market, it will also allow each company to capitalize on branding their own unique varieties,” doctoral graduate Matthew Johnson and Associate Professor Jason Wallace wrote in the report, which was published this month on Frontiers in Genetics.

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Hemp Farmers Try To Grow Niche Crop Into $1-Billion Industry

Hemp farming is still a fledgling industry, but some proponents believe it has the potential to move from a niche crop to a staple of Canadian agriculture.

“How do we turn hemp into the next canola? How do we turn hemp into a 500,000 acre crop in the next 10 years?” says Andrew Potter, chief executive and president of Blue Sky Hemp Ventures.

“I believe it’s very, very doable.”

According to Health Canada, which licenses and regulates the industrial hemp industry in this country, there were about 22,000 hectares (50,000 acres) of hemp seeded in Canada in 2020, up from just 2,400 hectares (5,900 acres) in 1998. Alberta leads the way in hemp production, followed by Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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Growing Hemp in Alberta

Growing Hemp In Alberta

Article by Government of Alberta – Agriculture and Forestry 

INTRODUCTION

This document will assist producers to make decisions regarding crop production, storage, handling and risk management. It is suitable for all producers, including those that are: 

  • Considering growing hemp 
  • New entrants to hemp growing 
  • Experienced hemp growers 

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50 million acres of hemp will change the world

How growing 50 MILLION Acres of Hemp Can Change the World

Article by Robert Ziner – Founder & CEO, Canadian Industrial Hemp Corp. (CIHC), Toronto, which is developing an advanced hemp stalk processing and optimization system. Ziner has more than 30 years in the building materials distribution and secondary wood processing industries.

INTRODUCTION

The hemp industry offers great potential benefit to the global environment. However, only a technology-driven, cost-effective hemp industry will be able to redefine the economics of production to better serve the market. Besides the many, large, existing markets, many new opportunities will surface when costs are lowered, quality control is automated, and delivery is “guaranteed”.

CIHC believes that our commitment, along with our experience, vision, and IP, give us a unique role to play in achieving the global scale needed to fulfill hemp’s amazing environmental potential as well as delivering its valuable economic benefits.

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Hemp Pet Product Kitty Litter

Wanting to try Terrafibre Hemp Kitty Litter … but not sure if your feline friend will adapt?

Wanting to try Terrafibre Hemp Kitty Litter … but not sure if your feline friend will adapt? They are fussy & peculiar critters, aren’t they?!

Traditional brands contain long ingredient lists that can be difficult to access. These lists include ingredients classified as both fillers and preservatives, items often avoided by eco-friendly, health-conscious, and price sensitive customers. 

Traditional litter brands use chemicals such as crystalline silica, a known carcinogen for both humans and pets, and sodium bentonite, which can lead to pet respiratory problems. 

Brands that have produced animal bedding from wood shavings, paper, sawdust, and straw are dominant forces in the pet market. However, while these products are natural, they are not sustainable, as forests take 65+ years to be regrown – while hemp crops can be regrown yearly. 

Furthermore, wood shaving products, particularly softwood cedar and pine, contain phenols which are known to affect pet liver function and have potentially carcinogenic effects on pet health.

Terrafibre Hemp Kitty Litter provides these benefits and are available in 5 or 10 pound bags:

  – Superior Pet and Pet-Owner Health: Free of chemicals, dust, phenols, and fillers

  – Eco-Friendly: 100% biodegradable, compostable, and sustainable

  – Easy Clean-Up: Quickly absorbs and holds onto messes and odours

  – Economic: Up to 4X lighter than traditional kitty litters

Why not give Terrafibre Hemp Kitty Litter a try today! https://terrafibre.ca/product/hemp-kitty-litter/try

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HEMP DECORTICATOR NOW *IN OPERATION*

NEW HEMP DECORTICATOR IN OPERATION IN ALBERTA, CANADA

The BCG hemp decorticator is NOW FULLY OPERATIONAL and a variety of exciting new products are now available for sale. We will also sell bulk hemp hurd, so please contact us for more information/costs if you’re interested in a large-scale hurd purchase. 

Hemp is known for being one of the strongest natural fibres on earth. A hemp stalk is nearly impossible to break down with traditional farm equipment. Decorticating is the first step in hemp fibre processing. The machine used for decorticating is called a “decorticator”. The decorticating process for hemp removes the tough woody interior (the hurd), from the fibrous exterior of the stalk (the bast); it is necessary to create value added products from the entire hemp stalk.

Until now, there was no operational decortication facilities in Alberta. This was of great concern for the well established hemp fibre companies in Alberta and across Canada. The lack of decortication created a large bottle-neck in the industry and slowed any major advancements in the hemp fibre value chain.

This Decorticator will continue BCG’s goal of rural revitalization and escalate the growth of the “hemp fibre hub” in Drayton Valley, AB. The hemp fibre hub supports farmers growing hemp as a rotational crop, creates full-time local jobs and indirect opportunities, continued fibre hemp processing, manufacturing and new product creation.

BioComposites Group Inc. (BCG) is a world leader in the development of innovative natural fibre products to create an ever-expanding range of products, operates the largest hemp processor in North America.

See our new products here -> https://terrafibre.ca/product-category/all-products/

For any inquiries, please email us at info@biocompositesgroup.com or call 780-621-0000.

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BCG Wants To Buy Your Hemp Stalk!

BioComposites Group Inc. (BCG) – a world leader in the development of innovative natural fibre products to create an ever-expanding range of products, operating the largest hemp processor in North America – wants you to know we are BUYING HEMP STALK.

Based in the Canadian prairies, we draw our raw hemp stalk material from local agriculture and forestry industries. Hemp stalk was once considered waste, but not any longer … it is what our scientists and engineers exploit with the potential to solve critical problems facing industries worldwide.

Do you have hemp stalk for sale? If so, please contact Dan Madlung at dmadlung@biocompositesgroup.com.

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NEW HEMP DECORTICATOR OPERATING SOON IN ALBERTA, CANADA

NEW HEMP DECORTICATOR OPERATING SOON IN ALBERTA, CANADA

BioComposites Group Inc. (BCG) – a world leader in the development of innovative natural fibre products to create an ever-expanding range of products, operating the largest hemp processor in North America – is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new hemp decorticator in Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada.

Hemp is known for being one of the strongest natural fibres on earth. A hemp stalk is nearly impossible to break down with traditional farm equipment. Decorticating is the first step in hemp fibre processing. The machine used for decorticating is called a “decorticator”. The decorticating process for hemp removes the tough woody interior (the hurd), from the fibrous exterior of the stalk (the bast); it is necessary to create value added products from the entire hemp stalk.

Currently, there is no operational decortication facilities in Alberta. This is of great concern for the well established hemp fibre companies in Alberta and across Canada. The lack of decortication created a large bottle-neck in the industry and slowed any major advancements in the hemp fibre value chain.

This Decorticator will continue BCG’s goal of rural revitalization and escalate the growth of the “hemp fibre hub” in Drayton Valley, AB. The hemp fibre hub supports farmers growing hemp as a rotational crop, creates full-time local jobs and indirect opportunities, continued fibre hemp processing, manufacturing and new product creation.

The BCG hemp decorticator will be fully operational before the end of December 2020.

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