Alberta farmers cashing in on hemp farms
By Bryan Labby, CBC News Posted: Sep 17, 2012 7:03 AM MTLast Updated: Sep 17, 2012 8:49 AM MT
Many Alberta farmers have taken to hemp to round out their crops and some say they’re making a tidy profit.
According to a recent study done by Alberta Agriculture, farmers in the province seeded the most hemp in all of Canada at 6,434 hectares last year.
The preliminary estimate for this year is 8,000 hectares ( thats over 80,000 Tonnes of CO2 removed)
New market needed
The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance says what’s needed now is a market for the fibre or straw part of the plant.
“We really just need some industry to step up, and start to put some risk capital in to start to build that business,” says Russ Crawford, the alliance’s vice president.
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