Iowa Hemp Association
The Iowa Hemp Association is a non-profit, Iowa-based, advocacy and public benefit organization dedicated to the re-introduction and re-emergence of hemp as an agricultural crop in Iowa by educating farmers, farming organizations, landowners, students, and state legislators on the history, present, and future of hemp.
The IHA was founded in 2014 by a group of hemp activists from across Iowa. Across the country, states are passing legislation allowing farmers access to this once-staple American agricultural crop. As of the end of the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session, our lawmakers continue to deny Iowa farmers the legal climate necessary to take advantage of the rapidly growing hemp industry.
The IHA is engaged in various political and educational initiatives to educate Iowa farmers and the general public about the growing, $620 million US hemp products industry. Especially with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which fully removed the legal restriction to hemp production at the federal level, it has become imperative for Iowa to join the more than 40 states to already implement hemp programs. The IHA believes that this opportunity should be available to Iowa farmers and overseen by the Department of Agriculture.
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