Iowa House Agriculture Panel hears advocates of industrial hemp production

Boris Shcharansky Industrial Hemp

Source: Iowa Business Tips DES MOINES – Iowa Republicans report that on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, the Iowa House Agriculture Committee had a presentation about the economic potential for industrial hemp production for fiber, energy and food purposes. Indus- trial hemp is a hemp plant that does not contain measurable amounts of the chemical intoxicant found in illegal marijuana. Prior …

Hemp as a Solution to Soil Compaction and Erosion

Aaron Schoeneman Industrial Hemp

Aaron Schoeneman, Founder and Director, Iowa Hemp Association Since the beginning of time, existence was understood to be dependent on a symbiotic relationship with the environment. While this is still true today, many modern farm practices stress the land in the pursuit of reaching the needs of an ever-growing population. For example, focusing on only two major agricultural crops, corn …

Forbes: Industrial hemp might be right for Iowa farmers

Boris Shcharansky Industrial Hemp

Source: The Des Moines Register The next “big thing” for Iowa agriculture could have a home right here in Urbandale. Industrial hemp is enjoying a huge resurgence of interest on the part of industry, farmers, nutritionists and green consumers. Could it be in the mix for Iowa agriculture? Boris Shcharansky of Heartland Hemp Company in Urbandale is lobbying in Iowa …