Let the research begin. Governor John Hickenlooper has signed a bill that will create a group to study the feasibility of using hemp products in animal feed, working under the commissioner of agriculture. The group will include a hemp producer, a hemp processor, a legal expert, a higher-education representative who’s studied hemp policy, a veterinarian, a livestock producer, and anyone else the commissioner decides could help expand a discussion of hemp. “Over the course of…
Expo areas focus on innovative, creative applications of hemp Loveland, CO — (ReleaseWire) — 03/21/2017 –The NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest hemp-centric event in the U.S., has announced programming details for its Fashion Alley and Global Hemp Village during this year’s event on March 30 and April 1 at The Ranch Events Complex off I-25 in Loveland, Colorado. “The rest of the world has quite a head start on the U.S. given the outdated regulations…
NHA Hemp Blog, Editorial It’s a natural state of affairs that as time moves on and human society progresses, there’s a tendency for industries to come and go. We learn new things and develop new technologies and, as a result, certain industries fade out and new ones take their place. Areas with diverse economies based off of multiple industries can usually weather these storms, but it can be harder for rural economies that are often…
Join the largest gathering of its kind in North America, where everyone has a role in Setting the Stage for Hemp Tomorrow Loveland, CO — (ReleaseWire) — 01/11/2017 –Early bird tickets for NoCo Hemp Expo 2017 are on sale through January 27th. Industry experts from around the globe will be in attendance, and thousands of burgeoning entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, farmers, and consumers alike, will descend upon the Loveland location to join the hemp revolution currently…
by: Thomas Ivory, Jr. As the laser printer singes the first lines of the etching, Kevin Buecher studies the effect of the heat on the paper. He watches through a glass window into the table-size enclosed capsule where a small moving laser glides horizontally along a vertical moving arm. The cream white hemp paper inside is lightly burnt only where the high-powered laser has been programmed to direct heat. Light brown wording, and then slowly…
By Morris Beegle Photo credit: Margaret MacKenzie Howdy folks, welcome to my first blog in a very long time. We’re putting the final touches on launching registration for the 4th annual NoCo Hemp Expo and I thought it would be a good time to reflect back on what has transpired since the beginning of April. For those of you that attended NoCo3, you know it was pretty epic, and some might say Pure-Hemp-Epicness! One thing…
Loveland based promotions company brings together art, education, and community through local events focusing on industrial hemp and sustainability. media credit: Ben Wright Colorado Hemp Company is coming off of an extremely successful 2016 NoCo Hemp Expo that brought together thousands of national and international participants with more than 130 exhibitors, 70 industry speakers and panelists, and over 3200 visitors who attended the annual event at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, CO. The expo…
Hemp is on the rise today, and facilities like Pure Hemp Technology and contributing to what Carl Lehrburger calls, “the thrust of the hemp revolution”.
With the passing of the federal Farm Bill and supporting state pilot programs, local businesses are providing farmers an opportunity in industrial hemp while manufacturing eco-friendly products.
Pure Hemp Technology, a hemp processing plant and bio-refinery located in Fort Lupton, CO is doing just that, promoting sustainable agriculture by converting industrial hemp into useable products.
Lighter-weight, fuel-efficient vehicles with hemp are right down the road.
Why use hemp to make automobiles?
For a number of reasons. Hemp is lighter than steel or fiberglass, resists dents and is not brittle like carbon fiber, and it is biodegradable. Most importantly, hemp is carbon negative, says Bruce Dietzen of Renew Sports Cars.
2016 has been a monumental year for hemp, and especially big for the NoCo Hemp Expo! As the largest, smartest hemp expo in the country, we want to connect our message with people in every way we can. That’s why this year the NoCo Hemp Expo is unveiling a brand new interactive social media platform, the Tweetwall!
Affectionately dubbed the HempWall, think of it as your interactive information stand. Throughout the Expo, we’ll be broadcasting the next big event, speaker, or panel happening up on screens all over the Expo! So when you are looking for the next hempcentric activity, look no further than the HempWall! You’ll be totally connected to everything happening around you, so you’ll want to check back frequently to make sure you’re not missing a thing.
“Zach Weakland describes the process of brewing with hemp while his team at High Hops Brewery take on new meaning to celebrating the American Farmer with delicious seasonals and ales year-round.
“In 2007 we started a hops farm because of a nation-wide hops shortage,” said Zach Weakland, High Hops Brewery Head-Brewer/Production Manager. “We grow plants (at The Windsor Gardner, Windsor, CO) so we had the idea of growing our own hops. We started with 32 varieties on one acre.”
High Hops Brewery has been family owned and operated since September 2012, but the family-run business has functioned since 1991 as Plant-a-Scape, a seasonal greenhouse in Windsor, which eventually became The Windsor Gardner, which is now the home of High Hops Brewery.
“(In 2000) That’s about the same time my parents started home-brewing,” said Weakland. “And that’s the same time I was in high school chemistry class. It was cool to come home and see the real-world application of chemistry.”
Craft breweries produce less than 50,000 barrels of beer a year. (1 barrel equal about 31 gallons.) After Weakland graduated university, “With 2 and a half acres of hops, we had more hops than we knew what to do with, so we opened up a brewery,” he said.
Hot? Cold? Worried about infection? Wrap yourself in hemp!
By: Brad Shannon
Did you know? One of the oldest relics of human history is a piece of hemp fabric dating back to around 8,000 B.C. Betsy Ross is said to have sewn the first U.S. flag from hemp fabric, and the canvas used to make the first pair of Levi’s was even made from hemp fiber.
Today, what’s old is new again, as hemp textiles are being used to make countless items, from apparel to shoes to housewares to furniture upholstery.
The case for using hemp to make fabrics is clear. In addition to the benefits it provides from its growth cycle – enriching the soil and absorbing carbon dioxide from the air, hemp produces 250% more fiber per acre than cotton, 600% more than flax, and uses much less water than cotton to grow. Where cotton farmers use more insecticides than most any other crop grown, hemp uses very little in the way of chemicals for its cultivation.
Eco-friendly clothing companies aim to bring hemp-trade to the U.S. in 2016.
Sponsored by EnviroTextiles, Step’n-Out in Hemp offers a first-hand view into the world of sustainable, eco-friendly hemp fashions from the companies who are revolutionizing the textile industry today.
Long-committed to producing quality fibers, EnviroTextiles leads the way in hemp fabric and textile production in Colorado and in the U.S. Mother-daughter duo Barbara Filippone and Summer Star Haekse have owned and operated the Glenwood Springs green-company in since 2002.