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New Hemp Genetics and a National Hemp Seed Bank Announced

Published: Jun 04, 2018   

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New Hemp Genetics and a National Hemp Seed Bank Announced

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Hemp Inc. has announced that the company will be growing two of its proprietary industrial hemp strains in North Carolina this year: Bruce Perlowin NC-1 and Bruce Perlowin NC-2. Hemp, Inc. created these cultivars last year when North Carolina rolled out its industrial hemp farming program. Hemp, Inc. previously announced that the company plans to grow up to 25,000 acres of industrial hemp in North Carolina this year.


The demand for industrial hemp is rising, prompting the Senate Appropriations Committee to direct the federal Agricultural Research Service to spend $500,000 to maintain an industrial hemp seed bank. "When the nation's industrial hemp germplasm was destroyed in the 1980s, researchers lost access to publicly available germplasm for plant breeding purposes,” reports Forbes, citing a report attached to legislation funding the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Fiscal Year 2019.


Hemp, Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin said, “Hemp, Inc. applauds this U.S. Senate panel for recognizing the need for America to begin stockpiling its industrial hemp genetics. We are proud to have created our very own genetics in North Carolina as we continue to allocate resources toward research and education as it relates to hemp cultivation and manufacturing best practices.”


As states nationwide move toward adopting hemp legislation, companies seeking to enter or further develop their footprint in the industrial hemp marketplace are aligning with Hemp, Inc. for the company’s proven expertise and state-of-the-art hemp processing and manufacturing infrastructure in Spring Hope, North Carolina. Their 85,000 square foot hemp processing and manufacturing facility has been operational since August 2017.


This article has been republished from materials provided by Hemp Inc. Note: material may have been edited for length and content. For further information, please contact the cited source.


 

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