The idea of American Hemp LLC was formed in 2009 and incorporated in 2010. American Hemp is a primary supplier of industrial hemp grown for bast fibers and hurd for animal bedding and hempcrete. Fibrous hemp stalks are processed for the following applications:
American Hemp LLC's expertise is in supply and supply chain management relating to the industrial hemp crop. We work with farmers and companies from around the world, and are working diligently to develop the American hemp industry.
We are excited that North Carolina and all American farmers have the opportunity to cultivate hemp like almost every other industrialized nation. The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill afforded this opportunity to farmers.
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American Hemp sees the necessity of cultivating the natural fiber crop industrial hemp, because of its ability to help create localized, economically stimulating, "green" products for our everyday lives.
Industrial hemp is a raw material that can be used to locally produce biodegradable textiles, paper, animal bedding (equine/horse, poultry (chicken), guinea pig, etc.) packaging materials, biocomposites, and construction materials (hempcrete, fiberboard, insulation, etc.), which would help reduce landfill growth and pollution.
Industrial hemp has one of the highest yields per acre of any natural fiber crop. The bast fibres produced are lightweight and have a high tensile strength, which are beneficial material characteristics. In 2014 Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill allowed industrial hemp variety trials (research cultivation) to be conducted in states where hemp was legal to cultivate. After Section 7606 was implemented the number of states allowing hemp cultivation rose from approximately 8 states at the end of 2013 to approximately 28 states at the end of 2017. The Farm Bill of 2018 passed with language that allows hemp to be treated as an agricultural commodity. Hemp varieties grown in other countries are grown with low or exempt, government regulated levels of THC.
American Hemp is devoted to conducting future research and development programs to continuously improve hemp products and materials, which will help produce more environmentally friendly products in North Carolina (NC), the United States (US), and globally.