So – is hemp classified as an oilseed ??? or what?  Eileen

Fiberglass Manufacturers?

Are there any manufacturers of hemp fiberglass? If so are they located in the US or abroad? Wes

Seeking Hemp Tarp

I am looking for a 20×20 hemp tarp or larger for my condominium project. Any input is greatly appreciated.  Randy

Info on Growing IH in Spain, Bolivia

Have initially 100 acres of land available to grow industrial hemp in Spain , more in Bolivia. Already working with biomass- recycling olive cuttings, olive seeds, almond seeds. Would like to know if it’s legal to grow hemp in Bolivia. Also interested everything about the market overseas. katalin Oszlanczi

Planning to Grow IH in Ethiopia

I have over 1000 acres of very fertile green land in Ethiopia, I would like to grow and process hemp for local use and to export to USA.

1: What Climate Is Needed For Cultivation Of Industrial Hemp?

2: Where Can One Get Seeds To Grow Industrial Hemp From?

3: An Area Of About 100 Acres Would Grow How Many Industrial Hemp Trees?

4: How Is The Fiber Taken Out From Industrial Hemp and What Is The Process Of Taking Out Oil From Industrial Hemp?

5: How Much Time Does It Take For A Tree To grow?

6: Which Part Of Industrial Hemp Tree Is Used For Medicinal Use?

7: Have These Big Names Like Georgio Armani, Mercedes Benz Really Entered Into Producing Products From Industrial Hemp?

8: Can I Know The Whole Process From Sowing The Seeds – Cutting Of The Tree For Industrial Hemp?

9: How do I find growing and manufacturing business investor?

Genet Kefetew

Hemp Bag for Mulch?

Does anyone know if a tight weave hemp bag could be used for the retail distribution of mulch? Fran F.

Hemp Straw Animal Bedding Research Questions

I’m studying for my last year as master industrial engineer in agriculture of temperate regions, at Institut Superieur Industriel in agronomy of Huy, Belgium.  I realise my memory of end of study on the recovery of the hemp straw animal bedding, and an economic analysis comparing the differents litters. My work takes place in a Belgian horse, and at the laboratory of ecology of grasslands in Michamps (Bastogne).  I’m sorry because my english is not perfect..

In fact, I find interesting and important to take the advice of a maximum of scientists to carry out my work. So, I would like to briefly describe you what it will be.

In Belgium, there has not yet defibring units of hemp. Only one unit of ”masticotage” (partial defibring) will come on stream in 2010 to enhance hemp in construction.

My study concern therefore about a feasibility study to upgrade the hemp straw into animal bedding. A first part concerns the intrinsic qualities of hemp straw (water holding capacity, speed of imbibition, ionics adsorption, bacterial infections, etc.) and the behavior of animals (first step : with horses) in this litter.

The second part will be to characterize the types of mincing or grinding (chopping?) possible in Belgium and Walloon Region. A priori defibring complete units are not obvious to establish because the acres of hemp would not follow.. So I seek to establish various types of family or craft hemp chopping, and so determine the properties of products obtained by these methods (specific surface, etc.) and their influences on the behavior of the litter, and estimate the cost of such facilities.

My last part is a technical and economic comparison of litter on the market today.

I would like to speak with you about the various kinds of grinding or chopping, as well as my methods of analysis on animal bedding. I know your region is more developped that Walloon Area. So I liked too to know how was developped the industry of hemp in your regions, and what type of machine chopping and grilling can we consider here in Belgium while we are on the beginning of hemp cultivation.

Eventually, if you think you have any documents or information that you would be useful for writing my paper, could you send me? Thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely, Olivier AUBRY

Hemp Sail Material Needed

I am looking for hemp ‘sail’ material for original restoration of a 1930’s small yacht. Any ideas? Blair Anderson

Work-related Drug Testing

Is there any danger in work-related drug testing coming up with a positive drug result when routinely consuming Hemp seed daily in the diet. Thank you! Connie

Add Hemp to Stimulus Legislation

Hey! I was just curious why this group isn’t making a major push towards a stimulus package going towards hemp cultivation and production? It would stimulate the economy in many ways ranging from the plants ability to produce fuel (in abundance) to its ability to provide a cheap raw resource that substitutes plastics, wood, paper, textiles and food.

It is a baby industry still so the stimulus would all go towards entrepreneurial businesses starting up in hemp as well as tax breaks for companys investing in land or production. Because growing hemp at home and producing it at home is going to be cheaper than transporting it with oil based technology and oil based products, it shouldn’t be hard to get corporate investment and private investment (we are all losing our shirts anyways, might as well invest in something that has the potential to make you big bucks)

The value of North Americas energy needs is measured in something that starts with a T. I am pretty sure a local trillion dollar cornerstone industry is exacly what the world needs in this time of crisis. Thanks -Hugh

Growing Industrial Hemp in Southern Africa

I am interested in growing hemp in Southern Africa, namely in Botswana and was wondering if I can find a market for unprocessed hemp and how to go about it. There is currently no hemp processing plant in Botswana therefore to make any profit on the crop I will need to export. Is that feasible, considering transport costs?

How does one go about setting up a small processing plant and what machinery is essential for that?

Lastly, what is the minimum size of land needed to grow hemp on a commercial scale in a place like Botswana?  Thanks, Sean

False Positives Possible?

Will ingestion of hemp-based products, (such as seeds, hemp milk, hemp oil, hemp ice cream, hemp cereal, etc.) cause a false positive on a urinalysis test intended to determine if a person has cannibis alkaloids in their body? I have a commercial driver’s license in the USA and the DOT requires random UA’s. Richard

Hemp Net for Heliport?

Looking for hemp net producers. I want to order a heliport hemp net. Daniel

Hemp Glue for Silk Thread

Can you use a hemp glue on silk thread and if so will it keep the knot and not change the color of the silk? Also, how fast will it dry? Nicole

Hemp Materials Needed

We are a German textiles company based in Franfurt and we need hemp twin 200gm ball for one of our UAE buyers. kindly quote your offer urgently. Shivani shivanisaha01@gmail.com

Hemp Biodiesel?

Has hemp been considered as a source for Bio Diesel? It seems to be an excellent candidate for this, given the density per acre the crop yields and it’s eco friendly growth. Chas

Hemp Paper Rolls Needed

Where could I buy huge rolls of hemp paper? Please let me know, I’m bouncing some ideas around with some people. Nice vision. John Vescovi

Hemp Rope Needed

I am looking for a supplier of 1/4 inch or 4mm hemp rope. Can anyone give me any suggestions? Ecolutions has been out for months and doesn’t even have the product to produce it at this time. Thanks,  Lynne Gaither

IH for Food, Paper Bags, & Rope

I would like to produce non THC hemp for food, paper bags and rope. I feel the bag market would be huge. I have access to hundreds of acres of previously used pulled and vacated apple orchards which are in a climate ideal for hemp production. Is there a place in the Continental US that can process hemp for this application and what, if any, federal laws would I have to comply with to take on a venture such as this? It seems that the powers that control paper, cotton, plastic by product would fight a venture such as this solely on a base fear drug platform as they always have. Please, anyone with any information please contact me. thanks.   DC Broughton

Industrial Hemp for Biofuels

I just don’t understand why we aren’t using such a beneficial plant, both to our economy and our society, in times of such great need. I may not be an expert but every time I google “Industrial Hemp” I come across countless web sites that confirm that virtually everything that we derive from petroleum-based oil we can derive from Industrial Hemp and then some.

I think it’s ridiculous that we allow the paranoia of comparing Hemp to Marijuana to impede its use. Hemp is not marijuana, it has virtually no THC ( the active ingredient in marijuana which produces artificial highs). It’s only likeliness to marijuana is that the leaves have the same shape. It has been argued by the DEA that legalizing Hemp is only a covert way to eventually legalize marijuana. It’s absurd. People were growing Hemp in the states before they even knew what marijuana was to begin with. It has also been argued that if we legalize Hemp, people could plant marijuana in the middle of a Hemp field and that it would be indistinguishable so drug dealers could get away with it. Countries were Hemp is legal don’t have this problem. As a matter of fact, if someone did happen to plant marijuana in the middle of a Hemp farm the Hemp would cross-pollinate the marijuana plants rendering them a useless street value. It would be all seeds and no bud. We should stop the hypocrisy and legalize Industrial Hemp, it would seriously stimulate our own economy. If we are importing Hemp products (not just from China but from Canada and Europe as well) then we will forever be dependent on foreign fuels. I strongly believe that Hemp fuels could be the way of the future as an alternate fuel source. We are wasting time investing in crops such as corn, soy, wheat and others for use in bio-fuels. Hemp, from what I understand, can produce hundreds of more gallons of oil per acre than the crops mentioned before. It’s cheap to grow, can adjust to virtually any climate and it grows fast (the positive attributes inherited from its cousin plant instead of the negative). We must stop being so thick-headed and get our legislators to stop being the same way. Hemp for Bio-fuels!!!  Sergio