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 (horse and chicken) 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.
American Hemp sees the necessity of cultivating the natural fiber crop industrial hemp, because of its ability to help create localized, economically stimulating, sustainable products for our everyday lives.
American Hemp is devoted to developing 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.
Hemp is a sustainable 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.).
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. In 2014 Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill allowed industrial hemp variety trials to be conducted in states where hemp was legal to cultivate. The number of states that allowed hemp cultivation rose from ~8 states in 2013 to ~28 states in 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.