Hemp has a deeper history in the United States than most people would expect. The USDA cultivated hemp for the war effort in World War 2. “Hemp for Victory” is responsible for the thousands of miles of hemp rope produced. This is also why you see so much feral hemp in the Midwest. These feral plants are the great-grandchildren of the hemp from the 1940s.
With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp was legalized at a Federal level. We are excited to be one of the first farms in Nebraska to be able to legally grow hemp.
Yes, under the Farm Bill of 2018 Hemp is now Federally Legal. We are a licensed grower in the state of Nebraska.
Hemp and Marijuana are in the same plant family, but very different. Marijuana is cultivated to have very high levels of THC. (The chemical that gets you high) Hemp is cultivated to have very low levels of THC. By law our hemp can only have .3% THC. Marijuana being sold (legally) in Colorado is 15-35% THC.
Yes, we had to go through an extensive process with the state of Nebraska to be legally allowed to grow hemp.
“Ditch Weed” is what we call “Feral Hemp”. What you see growing all over Nebraska was part of the Hemp for Victory movement in the 1940’s. The genetics are such that its not very good for much and can effect our crops in negative ways.
Hemp can be turned into thousands of different things. Hemp is commonly used in textiles, building materials, food additives, cosmetics, essential oils, and more.
Hemp is specifically cultivated to have low THC levels. (the chemical that gets you high) You could smoke an entire field of hemp, and you wouldn’t get high.
We are currently growing hemp for CBD oil, Fiber, and for Seed/Grain. Long term we may grow for different end uses, but we’re starting with these three.