PAHIC, fueled by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, has created a robust set of resources for hemp entrepreneurs with a comprehensive toolkit designed for investment readiness and an additional set of resources and information for investors.  With a strategic focus on the key industry verticals of grain, textiles, and construction materials, PAHIC is positioning Pennsylvania as a hub for hemp businesses, emphasizing the immense opportunity and benefits of revitalizing the hemp industry in the state. Together, we’re shaping a future where innovation, sustainability, and economic prosperity converge.

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The Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council is on a mission to bring industrial hemp back to the state’s farm fields on a massive scale! We’re building a dynamic collaboration between farmers, businesses, investors, government agencies, and the community to make it happen.

Get ready for an exciting new era of rural rejuvenation, with hemp paving the way for good-paying jobs and economic growth. By investing in PA hemp, we’re creating a bio-based economy that’s ready to tackle today’s biggest challenges with innovative solutions.

With its rich agricultural heritage, fertile soils, prime location near major markets, and top-notch universities and research facilities, Pennsylvania is the perfect place to invest in the hemp revolution! So let’s get growing!

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Happy #valentines hemp #lovers!

What could be more #romantic than taking care of your #heart with heart #healthy #superfood #hemp hearts? Take a well-loved classic like #pesto and add #flavor and #nutrition with the magic of hemp.

Download our Hemp Seed Recipe Book and find out how to add allergen-free #protein, #omega3 and delicious nutty flavor to your favorite entrees.

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Dress up dips & #snacks, #desserts, and more with the unrivaled nutritional power of hemp! Compiled by Jessica DeLuise, MHS, PA-C, CCMS, Emmy Award-winning Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist.
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Happy #valentines hemp #lovers!

What could be more #romantic than taking care of your #heart with heart #healthy #superfood #hemp hearts? Take a well-loved classic like #pesto and add #flavor and #nutrition with the magic of hemp.

Download our Hemp Seed Recipe Book and find out how to add allergen-free #protein, #omega3 and delicious nutty flavor to your favorite entrees.

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Dress up dips & #snacks, #desserts, and more with the unrivaled nutritional power of hemp! Compiled by Jessica DeLuise, MHS, PA-C, CCMS, Emmy Award-winning Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist.Image attachmentImage attachment

PAHIC Member Spotlight focuses this week on #Pennsylvania #farmer, business owner and #hemp expert Steve Groff and Cedar Meadow Farm.

This post condenses portions of a longer article from Eric Hurlock and Lancaster Farming — thanks to Eric, and make sure to check out the full piece on Lancaster Farming’s Farming News:

www.lancasterfarming.com/farming-news/hemp/hemp-meeting-hosts-hold-out-hope-for-crop/article_6e5d...

Groff recently held a summit at his farm to bring together PA hemp farmers and #businesses to discuss challenges for the hemp industry that other commodity crops simply don’t have — mainly the stigma of association with marijuana created by 80 years of prohibition, compounded more recently by the CBD boom and bust, which left many local farmers holding the bag.

Groff harvested 50 acres of fiber hemp in 2023 and had this to say of his plans for 2024 and the future: “What I want to do here is to set up a center for innovation where we test equipment to harvest hemp, where we test decortication methods to separate to hurd into fiber, and where we test biofuel extraction and numerous things like that.”

In Pennsylvania and around the country, 2024 is shaping up to be a good year for hemp processing facilities and supply chain infrastructure. We’ll keep you updated on our members and their exciting contributions to the growth of our national bioeconomy. PAHIC is your source for hemp information, community and advocacy in Pennsylvania and beyond.
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PAHIC Member Spotlight focuses this week on #Pennsylvania #farmer, business owner and #hemp expert Steve Groff and Cedar Meadow Farm.

This post condenses portions of a longer article from Eric Hurlock and Lancaster Farming — thanks to Eric, and make sure to check out the full piece on Lancaster Farming’s Farming News:

https://www.lancasterfarming.com/farming-news/hemp/hemp-meeting-hosts-hold-out-hope-for-crop/article_6e5ddaf2-a4b8-11ee-847a-07a678df353a.html

Groff recently held a summit at his farm to bring together PA hemp farmers and #businesses to discuss challenges for the hemp industry that other commodity crops simply don’t have — mainly the stigma of association with marijuana created by 80 years of prohibition, compounded more recently by the CBD boom and bust, which left many local farmers holding the bag.

Groff harvested 50 acres of fiber hemp in 2023 and had this to say of his plans for 2024 and the future: “What I want to do here is to set up a center for innovation where we test equipment to harvest hemp, where we test decortication methods to separate to hurd into fiber, and where we test biofuel extraction and numerous things like that.”

In Pennsylvania and around the country, 2024 is shaping up to be a good year for hemp processing facilities and supply chain infrastructure. We’ll keep you updated on our members and their exciting contributions to the growth of our national bioeconomy. PAHIC is your source for hemp information, community and advocacy in Pennsylvania and beyond.

Calling all hemp entrepreneurs, healthy home advocates, bioeconomy enthusiasts, and forward-looking investors seeking the next big thing! Through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, PAHIC has created an amazing set of resources to attract investment into Pennsylvania; and we’ve designed a toolkit specifically to help Pennsylvania hemp entrepreneurs get their businesses investment ready.

Pennsylvania has hundreds of years of history with industrial hemp, and a well-known history of world changing innovation. Now is the time to fuse PA’s inventive, industrial spirit with climate-smart construction, high-protein plant-based nutrition, and sustainable textiles made from the fully legal industrial hemp crop.

Invest in PA Hemp launches today! Share our posts, videos, and resources and let’s make PA a leader in the national bioeconomy with industrial hemp.

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Croptober season is upon us!

🎃What is it, and where did the name originate from?

🌱Croptober is a popular term heard frequently in the cannabis industry. Croptober includes the harvesting of marijuana, but also the harvesting of hemp, and takes place in October.

🌱During this season, hemp cultivators harvest their hemp plants for various purposes such as extracting hemp-derived cannabidiol, making hemp-based products like fiber, or collecting seeds for future crops.

🌱The timing of the harvest is also extremely important, because it can impact the cannabinoid profile, as well as the entire quality of the hemp plant.

🎃What does the process look like?

🌱Aside from harvesting the plants, next steps include drying, curing, and processing of the hemp plants to prepare them for further use. By following these post-harvest steps, the hemp crop can be preserved appropriately, and therefore, ready for extraction or other applications.

🌱Croptober can be a lot of work for hemp farmers, but also a rather exciting time because the season represents the months of hard work cultivating. This season plays a very important role in the overall supply chain of the hemp industry, because the success of the harvest will have an impact on the end result, which is the hemp related products being sold in the market.
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🌿Calling on the hemp business community!🌿

Good day, folks☀

We trust this post finds you all in extraordinary spirits while seeking after your dreams in the ever-evolving universe of hemp. Today, we want to connect and take advantage of the aggregate insight and experiences of this amazing community.

Are you an owner of a hemp business? Have you experienced any financial challenges throughout your journey? As of recent? We would love to believe that hemp businesses are able to have access to financial services with no issues, but that just isn't the case quite yet.

As the hemp industry continues to develop and thrive, it is no mystery that exploring the financial scene can offer up some obstacles. Many entrepreneurs and business owners have faced hurdles when it comes to accessing banking services, loans, or even basic financial solutions tailored to their unique needs.

Assuming that you or somebody you know has experienced such difficulties, we couldn't want anything more than to hear your story! Sharing experiences can assist with revealing insight into solutions, promote collaboration, and provide support to the hemp business environment!

Maybe you've found a bank or monetary establishment that has been especially hemp-accommodating, or perhaps you've found imaginative workarounds to handle these deterrents head-on. In any event, your bits of knowledge could be significant to others confronting comparative financial difficulties in this industry.

If you are open to sharing your experiences, or have any helpful tips to offer, please reach out to us directly through LinkedIn messaging, and from there we can set up a time to chat.

Together, we can prepare for a more comprehensive and strong financial scene for all hemp#hempbusinesss#BankingChallengess#communitysupporte#collaborationp#entrepreneurshipon #Entrepreneurship
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🌿Calling on the hemp business community!🌿 

Good day, folks☀ 

We trust this post finds you all in extraordinary spirits while seeking after your dreams in the ever-evolving universe of hemp. Today, we want to connect and take advantage of the aggregate insight and experiences of this amazing community.

Are you an owner of a hemp business? Have you experienced any financial challenges throughout your journey? As of recent? We would love to believe that hemp businesses are able to have access to financial services with no issues, but that just isnt the case quite yet. 

As the hemp industry continues to develop and thrive, it is no mystery that exploring the financial scene can offer up some obstacles. Many entrepreneurs and business owners have faced hurdles when it comes to accessing banking services, loans, or even basic financial solutions tailored to their unique needs.

Assuming that you or somebody you know has experienced such difficulties, we couldnt want anything more than to hear your story! Sharing experiences can assist with revealing insight into solutions, promote collaboration, and provide support to the hemp business environment!

Maybe youve found a bank or monetary establishment that has been especially hemp-accommodating, or perhaps youve found imaginative workarounds to handle these deterrents head-on. In any event, your bits of knowledge could be significant to others confronting comparative financial difficulties in this industry.

If you are open to sharing your experiences, or have any helpful tips to offer, please reach out to us directly through LinkedIn messaging, and from there we can set up a time to chat. 

Together, we can prepare for a more comprehensive and strong financial scene for all hemp organizations. 🌱 

#HempBusiness #BankingChallenges #CommunitySupport #Collaboration #Entrepreneurship

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We have been super pleased with JBT (Jonestown Bank & Trust). They have their own Cannabis Dept dedicated to helping you with your banking needs. As far as finding insurance, that is a tough one, however we found Next Insurance. Online payment processing was another hurdle, however we had no issues using Square. A huge tip if your just starting up your hemp business is to not include the word hemp or anything related to cannabis in your business name.

Lack of training for law enforcement has definitely cost our business plenty of $$$ over the last few years. We Had the company vehicle returned twice from law enforcement via court orders and just received another court order to have 13lbs returned from from law enforcement that wastaken 2 years ago. Between the legal fees and the loss of product. Lack of updated law enforcement training has cost us too much.

Thank YOU. Love the motion we’re seeing in the Hemp Arena! We’re a nonprofit and have a piece of land in Lake Ariel, PA to someday build a hemp home/office. May I have a contact with PA Hemp Industry Council? Thank you❣️ www.hearts-of-mercy.org 908-783-0269

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