Hemp Farming Resources

Want to read up for yourself? Please try the following links! (Please refer to votehemp.com for additional resources)

Farming Guides

What about growing HEMP?
By A. H. Wright
Extension Service of the College of Agriculture
University of Wisconsin – Madison
November 1942, 8 pages
(PDF file 3.7mb)

HEMP – A War Crop for Iowa
Bulletin P 49
Agriculture Experiment Station
Agriculture Extension Service
Iowa State College – Ames, Iowa
December 1942, 16 pages
(PDF file 2.8mb)

HEMP
Farmers’ Bulletin No. 1935
United States Department of Agriculture
April 1952, 16 pages
(PDF file 5.6mb)

More up to date information can be found at:
Canada Reports, Studies, Fact Sheets & Farming Guides
(page has links to assorted HTML and PDF files)

Films

Hemp for Victory, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1942

Legislation

H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011 (PDF file 164 MB)

Federal Legislation (in depth overview of U.S. federal industrial hemp legislation)

State Action (quick links to U.S. state industrial hemp legislation)

State Legislation (in depth overview of state industrial hemp legislation)

Canadian Federal Regulation & Legislation Information (page has links to assorted HTML and PDF files)

Parliment of new South Wales – Australia
Hemp Industry Bill 2008
Text of Bill as First Print
(PDF file 692k)
Please click here for Hemp Industry Bill 2008 legislative page.

Reports

Evaluating The Public Interest: Regulation Of Industrial Hemp Under The Controlled Substances Act
Christine A. Kolosov
UCLA Law Review
Volume 57, Number 1 – October 2009
(PDF file 248 K)

Canadian National Industrial Hemp Strategy
Prepared for: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiative
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Contract Number: ARDI III B-27
March 30th, 2008
358 pp
(PDF file 6.5MB)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity – Updated Version, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, February 14, 2014 (PDF file 512k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, July 24, 2013 (PDF file 451k)

CRS Memorandum: Potential U.S. Market Effects of Removing Restrictions on Growing Industrial Hemp, by Renée Johnson, March 4, 2013 (PDF file 463k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, June 25, 2013 (PDF file 455k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, March 21, 2013 (PDF file 442k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, December 18, 2012 (PDF file 483k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, January 19, 2012 (PDF file 392k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, December 22, 2010 (PDF file 304k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, March 23, 2007 (PDF file 148k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, by Jean M. Rawson, Congressional Research Service (CRS), March 23, 2007 (PDF file 100k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, by Jean M. Rawson, Congressional Research Service (CRS), July 8, 2005 (PDF file 57k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, by Jean M. Rawson, Congressional Research Service (CRS), January 5, 2005 (PDF file 55k)

Industrial Hemp: How the Classification of Industrial Hemp as Marijuana Under the Controlled Substances Act Has Caused the Dream of Growing Industrial Hemp in North Dakota to Go Up in Smoke
By Thomas A. Duppong
North Dakota Law Review
Volume 85, Number 2 (2009)
31 pages
(PDF file 228k)

The Case for Hemp as a Biofuel
Does the use of Cannabis species for the production of biodiesel and ethanol, result in higher yields of ethanol than competing cellulotic crops, including Zea mays?
By Kimball Christensen and Andrew Smith
Undergraduate Students of the University of Washington
Department of Biology
2008, 5 pages
(PDF file 372k)

Hemp
Vermont Legislative Research Shop
May 21, 2008
(PDF file 64k)

Illegally Green: Environmental Costs of Hemp Prohibition
By Skaidra Smith-Heisters
Reason Foundation Policy Study 367
March 2008, 50 pages
(PDF file 836k)

Environmental Costs of Hemp Prohibition in the United States
By Skaidra Smith-Heisters
Journal of Industrial Hemp, Volume 13, Issue 2
October 2008, pages 157 – 170
(PDF file 56k)

Final Report – Hawaii Industrial Hemp Research Project
By David P. West, Ph.D.
2003, 4 pages
(PDF file 12k)

Hemp: A New Crop with New Uses for North America
By Ernest Small and David Marcus
2002, 43 pages
Highly recommended
Hemp: A New Crop with New Uses for North America – HTML version
Hemp: A New Crop with New Uses for North America – Acrobat version (PDF file 14.1MB)

Industrial Hemp [Cannabis sativa] – Economic Viability and Political Concerns
By Gertrude Roth-Li
Minority Research Staff, for Rep. Cynthia Thielen, Minority Floor Leader, Hawaii Legislature
April 17, 1996, 18 pages
(PDF file 28k)

Industrial Hemp Investigative and Advisory Task Force Report
Submitted to the Illinois House of Representatives
January 26, 2000
15 pages
Illinois Industrial Hemp Report (PDF file 116k)

Hemp Support: The European Union Experience (Draft)
By Valerie L. Vantreese
University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics
May, 2001, 11 pages
(PDF file 224k)

Industrial Hemp: Legislative Briefing
By Valerie L. Vantreese
University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics
January, 2001, 3 pages
(PDF file 29k)

Industrial Hemp: Global Operations, Local Implications
By Valerie L. Vantreese
University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics
July, 1998, 31 pages
(PDF file 262k)

Industrial Hemp: Global Markets and Prices
By Valerie L. Vantreese
University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics
January, 1997, 34 pages
(PDF file 301k)

Feasibility of Industrial Hemp Production in Arkansas
By Mark J. Cochran, Tony E. Windham, Billy Moore
University of Arkansas, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Cooperative Extension Service.
May, 2000, 24 pages
(PDF file 68k)

Industrial Hemp in the United States: Status and Market Potential
United States Department of Agriculture
Economic Research Service
January, 2000, 43 pages
(PDF file 408k)

Minnesota Grown Opportunities: Industrial Hemp
By D.G. Pfarr, M.G. Maxwell, K. Sannes, and K. Edberg.
A service of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, and the University of Minnesota to evaluate diversification options for Minnesota farms.
January 18, 2001. 7 pages
(PDF file 85k)

Hemp as a Crop for Missouri Farmers
By Richard Lawrence Miller
Report to the Agriculture Task Force, Missouri House of Representatives
Summer, 1991

Feasibility of Industrial Hemp Production in the United States Pacific Northwest
By Daryl T. Ehrensing
Oregon State University, Department of Crop and Soil Science
Station Bulletin 681
May, 1998
Feasibility of Industrial Hemp – HTML version
Feasibility of Industrial Hemp – Acrobat version (PDF file 4.8mb)

Industrial Hemp as an Alternative Crop in North Dakota
Agricultural Economics Report No. 402
July 23, 1998
(PDF file 107k)

Cannabis Eradication Report
Vermont State Auditor
January 16, 1998
Cannabis Eradication Report – Main Index in HTML
Cannabis Eradication Report – Final Report in HTML
Cannabis Eradication Report – Final Report in Word RTF
Cannabis Eradication Report – Vote Hemp Archive (PDF file 188k)

State Auditor’s Report on the Domestic Cannabis Eradication
Suppression Program and the Edward Byrne Memorial Formula Grant

“In response to the April 18, 1997 request from the House Agriculture Committee, the State Auditor’s Office has reviewed internal control and compliance by the Vermont Department of Public Safety over the federally-funded Domestic Cannabis Eradication Suppression Program (DCE/SP). The House Agriculture Committee also asked for a review of Vermont’s 1996 and 1997 applications for the Edward Byrne Memorial Formula Grant which is administered and funded by the federal Bureau of Justice Administration (BJA). I am today releasing the results of both of those reviews…”

Transmittal Letter, Executive Summary and Final Report are available in HTML and Word formats.
Written by Edward S. Flanagan, State Auditor.

Viability of Industrial Hemp
Vermont Legislative Research Shop
January, 1997
Viability of Industrial Hemp – HTML version
Viability of Industrial Hemp – Acrobat version (PDF file 50k)

Is Industrial Hemp Worth Further Study in the U.S.? A Survey of the Literature
By T. Randall Fortenbery and Michael Bennett
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Staff Paper No. 443, July 2001, 40 pages
(PDF file 987k)

Market Analysis for Hemp Fiber as a Feed Stock
By Carl Houtman
USDA, FS, Forest Products Laboratory
1997. 5 pages
(PDF file 569k)

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