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Jan Slaski predicts this will be a record-breaking year for hemp production.

Hemp’s prospects are on the upswing

Growing hemp under irrigation can boost yields by a third or more, and demand appears poised to grow too

You can’t get high with hemp, but your profit margins might get a lift if you choose to add it to your irrigated rotation. And recent changes are making hemp even more attractive in Alberta, including a new hemp-processing facility slated for Nisku and a long-hoped-for easing of regulations by Health Canada. “Up until last […] Read more

Organic hemp supply can’t meet demand

Industry experts say organic hemp is a ‘big opportunity’ and commands almost double the price of its conventionally grown cousin

The opportunities are big these days for the growers of organic hemp, says the executive director of Organic Alberta. “We are seeing very strong growth in the organic sector with 58 per cent of Canadians buying organic on a weekly basis,” said Becky Lipton. “Organic hemp is right up there as one of the top […] Read more