WASHINGTON, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp launched the 8th annual Hemp History Week, to occur June 5-11, 2017, throughout the country. As event organizers advocate for full federal legalization of industrial hemp farming this Spring, Hemp History Week raises awareness about the environmental sustainability, health benefits, regenerative agriculture potential, and new technological applications of industrial hemp. This year’s campaign theme, Breaking Ground, focuses on new advances in hemp agronomy research; innovative, breakthrough product applications of hemp; and the need to break new ground in federal legislation efforts to expand hemp farming legalization to farmers and communities in sovereign tribal lands across America. For more information about the campaign, visit: www.HempHistoryWeek.com.
Hemp Day on the Farm with Rodale Institute
To celebrate the launch of Hemp History Week, organizers have partnered with organic farming pioneer the Rodale Institute, to present the press event Hemp Day on the Farm: Press Conference, Hemp Farm Tour & Hemp Luncheon. The Rodale Institute is one of 16 research organizations in Pennsylvania that have been granted permits to conduct research with hemp farming trials, in this inaugural year of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program, which allows for farming of industrial hemp in accordance with the Farm Bill Sec. 7606. Rodale Institute’s hemp farming research project will focus on soil health, hemp as a weed-suppressing cover crop, and best agronomy practices for cultivating hemp via a regenerative agriculture model.
Hemp in Current Events
Vote Hemp estimates that the hemp market in the U.S. achieved 25% growth in 2016, reaching a total market value of $688 million. The HIA filed a Petition for Review on January 13, 2017, in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, seeking to block the