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If you wish to contribute to NAIHC so we may continue with our vision, please make your check payable to NAIHC and send to:

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Again, thank you very much for your support.

Erwin A. "Bud" Sholts, Chairman

 

 

North American Industrial Hemp Council

NAIHC Director Glenn urges farmers to march for industrial hemp

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NAIHC.orgOct. 16, 2014 – In a Raleigh, NC News & Observer OpEd, NAIHC Vice Chair Gale Glenn writes that “Farmers in North Carolina are being left out of the current revival of industrial hemp.”

Glenn points out that eleven other states have followed the federal government in authorizing industrial hemp as an agricultural crop and “many of their universities and ag departments are already managing pilot programs to determine the hemp variety that best suits their climate, soil and potential industrial demands.” She calls on North Carolina farmers to protest the fact that “North Carolina has a state law that prohibits hemp production.”

Glenn’s OpEd defines industrial hemp as “a farmer’s dream crop: low-labor, a small amount of fertilizer, no herbicide or pesticide to pollute the land and waterways, an ideal rotational crop with a plus: It reduces the soybean nematode problem by 60 percent.”

Pointing out that “Companies in the Southeast are already importing processed hemp fibers from Canada,” Glenn writes that “Now is the time for N.C. farmers to march. Get the state law changed. Get the pilot programs going at N.C. universities. Our farmers deserve the right to raise this useful crop, and our farmers are the perfect people to lead this hemp parade.”

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NAIHC 2014 Annual Meeting

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NAIHC.org, October 15, 2014 - The nonprofit North American Industrial Hemp Council (NAIHC) held its 19th annual membership meeting Wednesday October 15, 2014. NAIHC members participated and discussed progress toward re-commercialization of industrial hemp, interacting with members internationally.

Members exchanged ideas, reported on progress and actions taken, and discussed the objectives for 2015 and beyond. The meeting reviewed the activities and actions taken by the NAIHC in 2014 to advance the re-commercialization of industrial hemp. The meeting elected Board Members for the year ahead.

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Industrial Hemp Making Headlines & Progress

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NAIHC.org, June 6, 2014 – Industrial hemp has scored a series of resounding bipartisanship victories in Congress this week. Representing a sharp break with partisan gridlock, these victories are helping generate lots of positive media attention.

In the latest victory, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted a decisive 22 to 8 on June 5 to approve a hemp amendment co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) The amendment which matches language approved earlier by the House is designed to prevent the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or any other federal agency from taking any further action to prevent state hemp research projects.

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Kentucky Sues to Get Industrial Hemp Seeds Released

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NAIHC.org, May 16, 2014 – Kentucky’s lawsuit to force the federal government to release 250 pounds of seized industrial hemp seeds was heard in U.S. District Court in Louisville Friday. Without ruling on the merits of the case, Senior Judge John G. Heyburn scheduled a hearing set for next Wednesday, May 21.

Based on U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration assurances that applying for a controlled substance import permit will not create any restrictions on planting industrial hemp research plots in the state, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture is applying for an import permit.

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Kentucky & Colorado Race to Plant Industrial Hemp

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NAIHC.org, May 14, 2014 – The Kentucky Department of Agriculture filed suit May 14 to force the federal government to release industrial hemp seeds for planting in Kentucky. Kentucky charges that the seeds have been seized “Despite the enactment of federal and state legislation that exempts the growing and cultivation of industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. . .” (Read the 63 page suit here.)

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