Hemp History Week
Hemp History Week is an industry-wide initiative of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp. Now in its ninth year, Hemp History Week is an industry-wide effort made possible by the support of the leading natural product brands known for manufacturing the highest quality hemp products. During 2017, over 25,000 acres were planted and harvested in the U.S.—a record number since the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. With momentum building across the country, and increasing consumer awareness about the health benefits, economic opportunities, technological innovation and sustainability advantages of industrial hemp, advocates and organizers are eager to see 2018 be the year industrial hemp farming expands across the American agriculture landscape and sets deep roots in American soil once again.
Industrial hemp can be used in an estimated 50,000 different products across a wide spectrum of industries. The introduction of industrial hemp-based materials in the consumer products marketplace has been growing steadily over the last two decades as more industrialized countries allow farming, processing and manufacturing.