NJ NY PA Hemp Update: 1/20/21

Here is a roundup of the latest articles that hit the web for the week of January 4th – January 19th, 202 in the tri-state region!

New Jersey Hemp

The Northeat Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) held a webinar this past week on tips and trick about Growing Hemp in NJ in conjunction with Rutgers University. Here are the slides from the session, Click Here.

Here is a link to the Rutgers Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education homepage. Stay connected with other Hempsters in our Facebook Group or LinkedIn Group.

Pennsylvania Hemp

The Hemp Feed Coalition’s Mission to Feed Animals Hemp

The Hemp Feed Coalition’s vision is to open access for hemp producers and processors to the billion-dollar animal feed and supplements industry. This is a 45-minute podcast interview with the executive director, Hunter Buffington, who has great experience in non-profit hemp advocacy.

Youth competitors, vendors could lose out due to virtual Pennsylvania Farm Show

That’s what he stands to lose after already missing out on revenue from earlier festivals and fairs, which also were canceled due to COVID-19, House said. “I took heavy losses,” House said. “I had stuff produced, and then I couldn’t sell it.” This would have been House’s 16th year set up inside the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, where he’s best known for selling Hempzels — his aptly named hemp-based pretzels. But now, he’s overseeing the launch of a new website, and working toward the opening of a local retail space — all with hopes that he’ll be able to make up some of those lost sales.


Pennsylvania Sees Great Promise for Hemp in 2021

Nothing new in this article than mentioned in our previous update earlier this year.

There will be a Cannabis Night Market in Philadelphia on 2/5 to not only provide local small businesses an opportunity to sell their products, but we also aim to destigmatize cannabis.

Five Generation Bakers teams with Pennsylvania hemp company for CBD baked goods line

The President of the bakery, according to Bake Magazine, said ” I almost gave up — until serendipity brought me together with Hemp Synergistics’ director of product development.”

The lesson is don’t give up, consistency over profits and ask the universe for what you want.

DON official to talk hemp; program needs farmers

“DON was awarded two grants supporting its work in developing a hemp fiber supply chain. One grant supports a Hemp Fiber Test Acres Program, which supports area farmers to learn to grow hemp fiber. The second grant will pay for research and testing on hempcrete used in retrofitting a blighted residential construction in New Castle, showcasing hemp building materials.”

“Four Pennsylvania farmers and two Ohio farmers participated in the 2020 program, testing a total of three hemp fiber varieties. Part of DON’s 2020 PA harvest is being made into HempWood™ and will be used in Project PA Hemp Home, a retrofit of a blighted residential construction to be completed this spring. The home will be stripped to the studs and recast with hempcrete.”

New York Hemp

Here Are All of Our Favorite Clogs in One Place

Written by New York Magazine, this is a collection of fashionable shoes, highlighting a gardening clog manufactured in France out of hemp plastic, making them 100% recyclable. Check out the two designs Salter House has available.

Centuries-Old Family Farm Turns to Hemp

Hempire State Growers, one of the largest hemp producers in the Hudson Valley, employs more than 150 employees during its busiest season.

The product is grown on several hundred acres of land owned and operated by Hepworth Farms, a family farm that’s been around for over 200 years.”

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