Hemp Is Very SustainablePaul
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- HOW HEMP CAN SAVE OUR FARMERS
- OUR FARMERS NEED THE GOVERNMENT’S HELP
Hemp provides an eco-friendly answer to our clients as well as farmers. Hemp can offer sustainable solutions to these unsustainable practices. One of the many things that hemp has brought us is pure CBD oil. But there is so much use that can compare to existing industries below.
Plastic made from hemp does not have any toxic materials and is also biodegradable. It’s stronger in comparison to normal plastic.
This utilizes 50 percent more water in comparison to hemp when grown. Cotton also utilizes 25 percent of overall pesticides used around the world.
With only an acre under hemp cultivation, you can get an equal amount of paper that four acres worth of trees produce in just one season which is about a hundred days.
Biofuel produced from hemp is 86 percent greener in comparison to gasoline and this can be utilized for transportation for vehicles in existence.
HOW HEMP CAN SAVE OUR FARMERS
“This is about rescuing wheat and corn farmers who are losing their soil due to monoculture and climate change”
– Lynda Parker
Hemp continues to grow in the US
From the time hemp was legitimized in Colorado, there has been rapid growth in the cultivation of hemp. Back in 2014, seeding and harvesting of hemp was done on 250 acres worth of land. From this time, a lot more farmers started growing this crop in more than 2000 acres by 2015. This was about 1000 percent growth.
The demand for this crop has continually grown there is potential for about 20K acres to be under hemp cultivation this year. Colorado has been on the lead and other different states are keen on learning from the success this state has had. There are states inclusive of Hawaii as well as North Dakota that have been looking for alternatives for their normal crops and hemp could be their best alternative. Success from such states is important as it helps in the acceleration of adoption of hemp cultivation all over the United States.
Hemp is a cash crop for farmers
You may wonder why farmers residing in Colorado use hemp as a part of their crops cycle. This has a simple answer especially in regards to what took place in Canada. Currently, farmers from Canada growing hemp are raking profits of close to $250 for each acre under cultivation. Such is a great amount in comparison to the $30 to $100 that is bagged from cultivation of wheat. There is one particular farmer who had 1000 acres of hemp under cultivation in 2012 and ended up netting $250,000 as profits. The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance indicates that hemp acreage doubled to 100K acres in the year 2015. What entices farmers in the United States is the fact that 90 percent of the Canadian demand for their hemp is from the United States. In the last one year the US imported hemp raw material of about $150 million. The fact that the United States market for hemp keeps growing at 20 percent every year, there is a likelihood that this will keep growing.
Hemp plants can restore our farmland
Hemp happens to be an eco-friendly solution to soil pollution which is currently giving farmers a hard time. The consistent GMO monoculture that is inclusive of harvesting of corn, as well as wheat, has brought lots of damage to fields. The fields are becoming dryer each day which is a leading cause of soil erosion. There are farmers who actually claim that the current soil conditions resonate to the Dust Bowl of the ’30s. Hemp in this matter happens to be a great solution to such issues as it can adapt to different climatic conditions, it also has long roots that grow very fast allowing it to do well in soils that have already been damaged by drought. Hemp also aids in stabilizing soils because of the rapidly growing taproots. There are countries such as China who have used hemp in controlling soil erosion. For the last three years, residents of Colorado made the decision to work with hemp because of this.
OUR FARMERS NEED THE GOVERNMENT’S HELP
The European Union gives its farmers an incentive to cultivate hemp.
For hemp to be successfully integrated into the current agriculture, support from the government is very essential. The European Union has worked on subsidizing for its own farmers $400 for each acre they have cultivated hemp. Such kind of incentive offered to farmers is paramount in ensuring sustainability of hemp in the United States and especially as the country is behind as far as the global market is concerned with its production as well as its research on hemp and derived products from it.
On a global scale, hemp is a well established plant and it is dominantly found in 3 regions. China, for example, is one of the places where hemp is grown for textile purposes for the last more than ten years and the industry is currently worth $200M. Those living in Europe have been lucky as they cultivate hemp for purposes of construction as well as different industrial markets. From 1998, Canada’s industry for hemp food product as well as hemp seeds has dominated the market. Currently, as we are way behind different regions, we may need to play catch up. For us to be able to provide farmers with incentives for them to be motivated to grow hemp, the support of the government will be very important.