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Is the long-predicted boom for the hemp sector nearly here?

Hemp is versatile and has lots of boosters, but it’s never been more than a niche crop on the Prairies

Reading Time: 4 minutes The hemp industry on the Prairies is slowly making strides and many believe — once again — that the sector is poised to boom. “We believe there’s a strong case for hemp in the world,” said Andrew Potter, CEO of Blue Sky Hemp Ventures, a company incorporated in Calgary but based in Saskatoon. Potter, whose […] Read more




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Hemp acres, prices down for 2018

CNS Canada — With a large carryover from last year’s crop, hemp acres in Canada are expected to be down this year along with the price. “We had a bit of overproduction in 2017. It doesn’t take much to overproduce a crop when you’ve got 100,000 acres. So it’s a delicate, delicate balance,” said Russ […] Read more


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Market demand for Canadian hemp exceeding supply

CNS Canada — As hemp users develop more uses for the plant and its seed, so too grow the demands on the crop. It’s a demand becoming tougher to fill, according to an industry expert, as the general public becomes increasingly interested in the plant. “You talk about canola being the miracle crop? Well, hemp […] Read more