Hemp Farmer Now Processing, Bottling Local Oil

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What began as an opportunity to diversify a traditional row crop operation by growing hemp has been a learning experience and much more for Luke Poindexter and Poindexter Family Farms. “We are traditional row croppers. We have lots of machines that do most of the work. This was quite different. A lot more manual labor. A lot more walking your …

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Top Questions About Growing Industrial Hemp

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Potential hemp growers still have lots of questions about the product, how to raise it, and what the market looks like. James Bennett of Yeoman Farmers Brand presented on that topic at the 2020 Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic in Independence, Mo. Bennett, who is a hemp grower himself, said the question he gets most often is what to …

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Getting Started with Industrial Hemp Production

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There are still lots of logistical questions about the process of growing industrial hemp, and Missouri Department of Agriculture Hemp Program Administrator Allen Freeman was on hand at the 2020 Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic to provide some answers. “Our program has regulatory authority over viable industrial hemp. So if it is seed that is able to germinate, if …

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Helping Hemp Farmers to Know What They Grow

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Companies like Phylos Bioscience are looking to partner with hemp distributors across the nation. That’s why the Portland-based company exhibited at the 2020 Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic in Independence, Mo. Phylos Bioscience is a genetics testing company in the hemp and cannabis space, which identifies male and female plants and also hosts a 3D repository of all the …

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ZimmCast 634 – Questions About Growing Hemp

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week’s program includes several interviews I did at the inaugural Heart of American Agricultural Hemp Classic in Independence, MO. The event was organized by the Missouri Hemp Association. Farmers have a lot of questions about hemp and in the interviews you will hear from presenters and farmers who have some answers. You can …

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Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic Kicks Off

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The inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic takes place today in Independence, MO. Our MC is Joe Zahner, general counsel, Missouri Hemp Association. Joe is a scientist so he gets to help members on technical issues. We talked about the conference yesterday after the membership of the association met. The program here includes farmers who have experience growing and …

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