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October 31,  2022

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The Hemp Feed Workshop was one of the best events we've attended! The discussions about policy and regulation, standard development, and understanding various applications, all in an effort to bring hemp as animal feed into the markets were inspiring and such a wealth of knowledge. 

Thank you to all who shared their data and research.

Special thanks to Hemp Feed Coalition and Morgan Tweet for bringing this incredible group together.

Here are some pictures from the event. Our team had an amazing time learning about the benefits of hemp and its applications for animal feed.
As you know GHA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping farmers/processors grow better crops, and we do that by providing them with the information they need to succeed. But sometimes, they don't know which seeds are right for their farm or what kind of weather conditions they'll be facing.

That's where you come in!

By donating today, you'll be helping us provide farmers /processors with the data they need  stay competitive in today's market. 

It's important to make sure that your seed is well-suited for the climate and soil of your region!

Do you want seed data before making a decision?
Curious about average yields or different genetics in your region?
Are certified seeds performing? 
All data will be available to sponsors by end year 2022. Sponsors start at $10,000 and are a tax-deductible donation to Friends of Hemp 501(c)(3) 

Data will be available to GHA Members in May 2023. 
Support the research - Donate today!
Live Interviews this Week!
November 2, 2022 at 10 MDT
Adrien Delecourt
Adrien is the Founder and Co-Owner of Block-It. Adrien is French and moved to Israel 14 years ago. He arrived there while traveling and has been building with natural materials for the past 13 years. Adrien’s grandfather was a carpenter and they used to renovate houses as a family. He discovered hempcrete about 8 years ago, and then it has been a living story.

Block-It is the leading company in Israel today for importing natural building materials. Block-It’s unique construction materials are based on the hemp plant and offer the construction of a complete wall system: block and panels based on hempcrete, plaster, and natural varied wall colors.
Talking Points:
1. Hemp Building
2. Benefits of Hemp House
3. Interest of Working with Blocks
4. Challenges of Law
5. Development of the World Market
Watch Here
November 3, 2022 at 10 MDT
Joel Holton
Joel is the founder of Gro Enterprises, a social enterprise that seeks to develop affordable, resilient, and sustainable housing solutions using industrial hemp based building products. With over 15 years of combined residential and commercial construction, remediation, and restoration experience, he has been in the business of providing safe and healthy environments for clients throughout the Greater New Orleans and Gulf South region.
GRO enterprises is a social enterprise looking to develop affordable, sustainable housing in underserved communities throughout Louisiana and Mississippi.

Talking Points:
1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Hemp and Cannabis Industries
2. The need for healthier, carbon-negative building practices in the US.
3. The need for a collaborative mindset between companies and organizations in the hemp industry.
4. Funding barriers for BIPOC-owned start-ups and businesses in the cannabis and hemp industries.
5. Identifying allies for BIPOC communities trying to reverse the effects of the “War on Drugs”. Creating social equity and advocacy platforms for these firms and organizations.
Watch Here
Are you working in the hemp industry? Do you have a story to tell?

We are looking for more people to be featured on Moving Hemp Forward Podcast and interviews.

Topics of interest  that we would like to feature are of course any of our farmers, carbon capture and sequestration, data collection, material science, seed and genetics processing and manufacturing, anything dealing with our supply chain etc. We are not limited to these topics so if you have something you are passionate about apply via the link below and lets get your voice heard! 
Apply Now!
We've got a lot of great events coming up, so we wanted to make sure you knew about them!

Check out our calendar for a full list of upcoming events, as well as industry-related events. By participating in these events, you're learning more about the industry and also getting a chance to meet and collaborate with other hemp professionals.

If you want to reserve your spot at any of these events, just click the calendar above!
GHA Membership
Thank you for renewing your membership, Josh! We really appreciate your continued support to GHA.

As a member of the advisory board, we know that you make time to be involved with our organization—and we're so grateful for that.

We're looking forward to working with you again this year and hearing what other great ideas you have.
Connect with Josh on LinkedIn
Benefits of Joining GHA Membership
  • Gain support from a unique network of professionals across the supply chain

  • Get involved with GHA committees and projects

  • Access to leading resources and data

  • Stay up to date on the latest news 

  • Access to all events & meetings

  • Get in front of your target markets / customers 
  • Get a FREE "Moving Hemp Forward. Together" T-shirt when you join GHA Annual Membership (Associate and Corporate)
Click to become a Member
Have questions about what's included with GHA membership?
Please book an appointment with Mandi.
Make a list of your questions and spend time connecting directly.
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Have you ordered your  'Moving Hemp Forward. Together' t-shirt?!?

This t-shirt is made from Hemp fabric which is an excellent alternative to other fabrics in terms of sustainability, comfort, and durability. It's really, really warm and gets softer with time. It's made with 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton, so it's super soft and comfortable.

All proceeds support hemp research, consumer education, on-farm resources and standard development for the industry.

Industry Support
We are excited to announce that Friends of Hemp is joining the Good Giving Challenge!

The GoodGiving Challenge is hosted by Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. During the challenge, contributions of $10 or more are amplified through sponsored endowments and matching incentives. The GoodGiving Challenge provides a platform for participating nonprofit organizations to increase awareness, donors and dollars all within one campaign.

Launching on Giving Tuesday, the 12th annual GoodGiving Challenge starts Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 9am and ends Friday, December 2 at 11:59pm.

We'll keep you posted on how to donate! Stay tuned!

If you want AmazonSmile to donate to Friends of Hemp, you need to start each shopping session at the URL or with AmazonSmile turned ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.
Looking to purchase seeds? Check out this offer from KonipiUS



Why We Need An Industrial Hemp Exemption

Hemp has been growing, again, in the United States for the last seven (7) years. Pilot programs under the authority of the State Departments of Agriculture collected data about the varieties grown and have adhered to and strictly enforced THC testing protocols. It’s time we leverage that information to reduce the burden on hemp farmers who grow solely for grain and fiber.

Campaign Goals

  • Draft legislation and pass a bill creating an exemption for industrial hemp grain & fiber

  • Educate lawmakers about the need for exemptions and opportunities with grain & fiber

  • Secure bipartisan support for the exemption framework

  • Unite and mobilize advocates!

Global Events
October 29 -Nov 5, 2022
Japan is one of the most valuable places when it comes to denim. The Japanese have taken the art of denim making to another level and provide inspiration to global buyers and designers who visit there often to learn and to be inspired. Japan is also a place for large retailers and corporations who have immense purchasing power in terms of denim apparel and fabrics for their overseas offices. Did you know that Japan imports over 180 million pcs of denim jeans every year ?? Its the third largest importer of these products after EU and US.
More details here

National Hemp Industry Needs Workshop
November 15, 2022

About the Event
The Global Hemp Innovation Center (GHIC) at Oregon State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are co-hosting an industry-focused workshop to help craft the national hemp research blueprint.
If you are involved in the hemp industry, your participation is essential. This workshop will be used to identify the science, research, and tools that industry needs to solve challenges and help accelerate the establishment of hemp as a modern United States commodity. The workshop will focus on all aspects of hemp value chains, from production to products manufactured for grain, fiber, and chemical market classes of hemp.
Leading industry and other experts will present their ideas for what is needed to help establish a sustainable, competitive hemp industry. All attendees will be active participants in giving their perspectives. The workshop's design includes attention to all aspects of hemp science, supply chain components, policy, diversity and inclusion, and laws and regulations.

More details


The "Asia International HEMP Expo" is the first and only international event in Thailand for business people and industrialists seeking information, crucial benefits, greater awareness, and sustainable solutions for the future of hemp which has already been unlocked and legalized in Thailand.

More details
Explore the GHA Resources
(Articles, Podcast, Interviews, Meeting Recordings etc.)
GHA Latest Blog
  • Building with Hemp - Old Materials, New Technology Read here
  • Hemp - The Healthy Building Material Read Here
  • GHA Store Hemp Properly to Avoid Spontaneous Combustion Read here  
  • GHA Starts National Fiber Hemp Seed Trials Read Here

Articles and Podcasts Featured GHA and Mandi Kerr
  • NAICC News Article - June 2022  Click Here.
  • GHA and National Variety Trials by Lancaster Farming. Click Here
  • Hemp Fiber & Grain Stakeholders Push for THC “Exemption”. Click Here
  • Global Hemp Association Seed Trials will Reduce Risk, Organizers Say by Jean Lotus. Click Here
  • Guphoria Presents: Women in Hemp with Special Guest Mandi Kerr CEO of Global Hemp Association. Click Here
  • Hemp Fiber Trials Expected to Yield Important New Insights for Young Industry Click Here

GHA Interview/Meeting Recordings
  • Hemp and Sustainability with Parvinder Kaur Click Here
  • Healing and Nutritional Benefits of Hemp with Megan Galaske Click Here
  • Advantage of Hemp as a Rotation Crop with David Tweet Click Here
  • Value of Hemp Seed with Eric Singular and Wendy Mosher Click Here

  • Hemp Supercapacitors Bring Green Tech to a Higher Level. "Outperforming standard supercapacitors up to 200 percent, hemp-based supercapacitors could be the future of green technology." Read more
  • Industrial Giant 3M exploring Hemp to Overcome an Urgent Pollution Challenge. "Growing hemp proved successful in removing harmful chemicals from topsoil and purifying polluted groundwater, according to tests recently carried out in Belgium, research supported by industrial giant 3M showed. " Read more
  • Top 9 Surprising Things Made From Industrial Hemp "Now that the stigma associated with cannabis is fading, people are discovering surprising products made with hemp. Do you ever wonder how many uses there are for this fantastic crop?" Read more
  • European researchers probing hemp cellulose for use in high-tech gels " German and French researchers are studying new ways to extract cellulose from waste hemp fibers to make aerogels, high-tech materials that have a wide range of industrial uses." Read more
  • Hempcrete Approved for US Residential Building Codes " Hemp building materials were officially approved in the model US residential building code at a Louisville, KY public hearing overseen by the International Code Council (ICC) last week." Read more
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