After unanimous approval by the house, Senate Bill 868 has proceeded to the desk of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, which would allow for the commercial production of industrial hemp.
SPRING HOPE, NC, April 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE
Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including the 85,000 square-foot multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in Spring Hope, North Carolina, a state of the art processing center in Medford, Oregon, and a 500-acre hemp growing Eco-Village in Golden Valley, Arizona, announced today that after unanimous approval by the house, Senate Bill 868 has proceeded to the desk of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, which would allow for the commercial production of industrial hemp.
According to the bill legislature, SB 868 “authorizes the state Department of Agriculture to take develop and administer a production program under the 2018 federal farm bill.” State Sen. Lonnie Paxton, one of the authors of the bill, said [SB 868] accomplishes a critical step Oklahoma needs to take as it moves from its current pilot program authorized a year ago into a new era.
Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) commented, “The bill, according to many news sources, was written to mimic the United States Department of Agriculture’s rules with the help of Republican State Senator Lonnie Paxton. The reasoning for Oklahoma mimicking the USDA rules is because they want to ensure the farmers who are interested in growing industrial hemp can hit the ground running and start making money off of this lucrative crop.”As noted in Ganjapreneur, “The measure expands the current state program, which only allows hemp research by universities or colleges in conjunction with the state Department of Agriculture.”
This bill, however, will not only create opportunities for farmers to raise another cash crop, it will also open the door for processors to move into the state, according to Sen. Paxton. This is yet another huge opportunity for Hemp, Inc. As a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including the 85,000 square-foot multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in Spring Hope, North Carolina, a state of the art processing center in Medford, Oregon, and a 500-acre hemp growing Eco-Village in Golden Valley, Arizona, Hemp, Inc. executives are already looking to partner with Oklahoma locals to have a local processing center in Oklahoma.
Furthermore, every state growing hemp provides fertile ground for Hemp, Inc.’s Hemp University to train the farmers on what they need to successfully grow hemp.Tobacco farmers have long been looking to hemp as their new cash crop pushing public officials to seek ways to invigorate local agricultural programs. “I’ve noticed the shift with the farmers over the past few years, from tobacco to hemp, vegetables to hemp, etcetera, etcetera,” added Perlowin. “I’m sure farmers in Oklahoma are excited for this breakthrough in the farming industry, as it can bring new life into the farms and provide the American people with an exceptional and versatile crop.” Perlowin continued, “I’ve already talked to a very large extraction company who said he has one customer in Oklahoma who plans on growing 10,000 acres of hemp in order to sell him all the biomass that 10,000 acres will produce.”
As more states like Oklahoma get on board, Hemp, Inc. will naturally expand its Hemp University and local processing centers into that state. The next, or second, Hemp University in Oregon is a Pre-Planting Support Workshop that will be held from 12:00pm to 6:00pm PST on May 4, 2019 and will feature a keynote speaker and three 90-minute master classes followed by a question and answer session. The workshop will focus on how farmers can begin planting hemp.
In addition to the keynote presentation and master classes, a seed, clones, soils and nutrients vendor market will be held for attendees to select specific products for farming hemp just in time for the planting season.At the Hemp University workshop, keynote speaker, Edgar Winters, the CEO of WinterFox Farms who is a hemp activist and researcher, will discuss hemp’s important role in the sustainability model on superior genetics for farmers, processors and investors. Master class instructors for the Hemp University Oregon “Pre-Planting Support Workshop” include:“Growing Plans and Greenhouses” by Farmer Tom Lauerman
With decades of experience, Farmer Tom Lauerman will provide farmers with key advice that is needed regarding the basics of growing. This includes methods of set-up, sun orientation and watering. Additionally, Lauerman will discuss the importance of greenhouses, which he affirms are essential to run a good hemp farm.“Working Protocols for Soil Health” by Woody Thorpe
Certified crop advisor and sustainability specialist Woody Thorpe will focus on the soil ecosystem and how to improve it without the use of chemicals. Thorpe will discuss the simplicity and complexity of the soil system and lead farmers through its basic design.“The Essentials on Seeds and Nutrients” by Paul Kodydek
Paul Kodydek comes from Rattlesnake Hemp as a Rogue Valley Master Grower. Kodydek is well-known for providing problem-solving consultations for local farmers and will teach farmers how to best get started by sharing his unique knowledge about seeds and nutrients. Many vendors in attendance will give a 5-10 minute presentation describing their products and how they can help your hemp farming needs this year. Buy your tickets online now because the last Hemp University was completely sold out and people had to be turned away at the door.
We expect the upcoming Pre-Planting Workshop to be filled to capacity as well. In addition to the Hemp University in Oregon, Hemp, Inc. also plans to expand their education reach to Arizona and Puerto Rico as well as continuing the seminars in North Carolina. Arizona is a location where Hemp, Inc. has multiple ventures which include retail store Hemp Healthcare in Dolan Springs, Arizona that sells high-end CBD and hemp-based products and its strategic growing partner’s 500-acre hemp growing eco-village (Veteran Village Kins Communities) in Golden Valley, Arizona.
Puerto Rico is an area where Hemp, Inc. is scouting new locations for a local processing center and scouting acres to grow high CBD hemp.For those interested in presenting or showcasing at this workshop, please contact Sophia Blanton at [email protected].
To purchase tickets, please visit the Hemp University website at www.thehempuniversity.com.