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September 26, 2022

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Hi <<First Name>>,

Shout out to UC Davis and Western Fiber for the great events hosted over the weekend in California. Thank you for the hospitality and hats off to you for the progress and successes you've made so far. 

We always enjoy meeting new people who are committed to growing the supply chain and doing the work. 
Its always amazing the knowledge that is shared in small group discussions.  The connections and business that is done to advance the industry is so needed.  

From Washington to Florida and California to New York, our Hemp Industry is maturing.  THANK YOU!!
For questions contact Wade Atteberry at  or
Tom Pierce at 
Congratulations to the recipients of the Climate-Smart Commodity Grant! We are thrilled to say that GHA plans to support the team at Iconoclast Industries, LLC with their awarded project.   As we get more details about the project we will make an announcement and host an interview with the team.  

We know there are still a lot of challenges ahead, but we're confident you'll meet them head-on and we are here to assist and collaborate wherever possible. We believe in you and your ability to make real change happen! 


September 28, 2022 at 10am MDT
Guest Speaker - David Tweet
David is the manager at Tweet Consulting LLC. He is involved in Montana agriculture his entire career handling numerous grains. In the mid-80s he began handling procurement of malting barley for Anheuser Busch, eventually having responsibility for Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. (seed sourcing, contracting, receiving, storage, shipping to end user).

David is retired and now assists Montana Wheat and Barley Committee in promoting Montana agriculture.
Talking Points:
1. Previous CBD hemp debacle fresh in growers’ minds.
2. Hemp as a rotation crop for (primarily) wheat and barley growers, where's the advantage?
3. How these specialty crops are contracted with growers
4. More work for growers (labor is an issue), Grain hemp-poor use of bin space.
5. Need Evolving contract to find an arrangement that works for both the grower and the industry.
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Hemp for fiber has a much larger market, including both woven and non-woven uses. Processors and farmers need to know the hemp grown will have the quality, quantity, needed for profitable production. End-users are as diverse as automobile manufacturers to Haute Couture fashion houses. 
The hemp industry needs national research-based varietal information so farmers can grow industrial hemp as a cash crop. The industry has grown to a point where processors are building facilities, consumers are interested in sustainable hemp products, and farmers need to know industrial hemp will pay on their farms.


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Interested in getting involved in next years trials? Fiber and/or Grain?

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. 
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Global Events

International Exhibiton for Cannabis

CULTIVA HANFEXPO will be held from
07th - 09th October 2022 at the MARX HALLE  in Vienna.

It is the most exclusive trade exhibition for cannabis in Austria and is now one of the largest hemp exhibitions in Europe with over 150 exhibitors.

More Details

Lacapelle, Marival, France, 11-12th October 2022

The International Hemp Building Association is proud to announce our 10th International Hemp Building Symposium, held in Lacapelle Marival, France. The symposium will be a hybrid event with in-person and also online participation on the 11-12th October 2022.

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Regennabis Cannabis Live

October 27 2022

New York City

Regenerative Cannabis Live is returns to the UN in New York City. RCL will reunite ‘The Market in the Room’ and bring together Governments, Fortune 500 Companies, United Nations Agencies, Media, Nonprofits, and Cannabis Corporations.

More details here

The 48th Annual American Agri-Women Convention

Bozeman, Montana ~ November 2-6, 2022

Each year in November, American Agri-Women hosts a National Convention to bring members and affiliate members together for leadership and professional development sessions, speakers, and to host our annual business meeting. 
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Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa
Glendale, Arizona
November 16 - 17, 2022

The Sustainable Agriculture Summit is the premier sustainability event for agriculture and by agriculture, convening the collective food and agriculture value chain to learn, develop and advance a shared vision for a sustainable and resilient U.S. food system.


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GHA Podcasts, Articles, News, Recordings Etc.
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

GHA Interview/Meeting Recordings
  • Sourcing Contracted Acres for Hemp Production with Theo Wahquaboshkuk - Click Here
  • Crop Growth Enhancement with Sam Rushing  - Click Here
  • Research and Development for Sustainability Going Forward with William Brill and Shane Pritchard - Click Here
  • Hemp in the Fashion Industry with Samuel Alexander - Click Here
  • Domestic and International Hemp Outreach with Patrick Atagi - Click Here
  • The Carbon footprint of Concrete Foundation with Shaun Lane - Click Here
  • Expanding Hemp Industry in the European Union with Sofia Carto - Click Here
  • Largest U.S. vertical farm to be built near Richmond, VA"Moving for the first time beyond the U.S. West Coast, Plenty plans to deploy several large-scale vertical farms on the campus over the coming years, with a potential annual production capacity across multiple crops including strawberries, leafy greens, and tomatoes exceeding 20 million pounds." Click Here
  •  International Climate Change Information and Research Programme has been launched to improve public understanding of the complexities of climate change "There is thus a perceived need for concrete action to address the problems inherent to the communication of climate change and to undertake a set of information, communication, education and awareness-raising initiatives which will allow it to be better understood." Expressions of interest in submitting papers should be sent by September 30th, consisting the following details: Name: Organization: Country: E-mail: should be sent to: Marina.Kovaleva(at) Click here for details about this Hamburg University of Applied Sciences initiative.
  • Hemp Animal Feed Is Too Vital to Ignore in the U.S. The industrial hemp plant offers a long list of potential animal feed inputs that could be readily derived from hemp in the United States today. Read More
  • Pre-Fab Hempcrete Construction Materials Offer Alternative to Traditional Builds. Pre-fabricated hemp building solutions will get special attention at this year’s 10th edition of the International Hemp Building Symposium, set for Lacapelle Marival, France, Oct. 11-12, 2022. Read More.
  • Mariposa Technology's Groundbreaking Non-Invasive Testing Technique Proven To Differentiate Between Hemp Plant Sexes. A technique used to test THC levels in hemp plants has now been confirmed to also identify the sex of the plant accurately without disrupting the growth cycle.  Read More
  • Industrial Hemp is Expanding the Carribean Hempire. Well, it appears that the “never say die” Caribbean Hemp Company is on a merger warpath. CEO Gregory Ricker is excited about the latest merger with Caribbean Hemp Farms out of Puerto Rico. Read more

    The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) brings together stakeholders from various parts of the food and healthcare systems. "The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program competitive grant programs are authorized under 7 U.S.C. 7517, for fiscal years 2019 through 2023 with mandatory growth in annual funding from $45 million to $56 million to be appropriated over 5 years. " Read More
Hemp-Related Fundamental Business Requirements:
  • Compliance Focused - thoughtfully designed internal policies and procedures.
  • Testing, Testing, Testing - Be prepared to share testing procedures, as well as testing samples on a regular basis.
  • Disposal Procedures - Remediation procedures are clearly defined and have been tested.
  • NO MRB Connection - Proof of completely separate ownership and no operational ties to marijuana-related business (MRB) or entities that sell Delta -8 THC Products.
  • General Best Practices - Be organized and prepared to discuss all of the above with a banker!
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