U.S. Hemp is Back!

U.S. Hemp is Back!

Imagine that a single plant species could help solve some of the world's toughest problems. A renewable resource that is easy to grow, yields more per square acre than most    

With the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill

 

http://www.herbmuseum.ca/files/(1938)BillionDollarCrop.pdf

All of these products, now imported, can be produced from home-grown hemp. Fish nets, bow strings, canvas, strong rope, overalls, damask tablecloths, fine linen garments, towels, bed linen, and thousands of other everyday items can be grown on American farms. Our imports of foriegn fabrics and fibers average about $200 million per year; in raw fibers alone we imported over $50 million in the first six months of 1937. All of this income can be made available for Americans.

The paper industry offers even greater possibilities. As an industry it amounts to over $1 billion a year, and of that, 80 percent is imported. But hemp will produce every grade of paper and government figures estimate that 10,000 acres devoted to hemp will produce as much paper as 40,000 acres of average pulp land.

Back to Learn