The stat sheet on hemp sounds almost too good to be true: its fibers are among the planet’s strongest, its seed oil the most nutritious, and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped. Its one downside? For nearly a century, it’s been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States even though Betsy Ross wove the nation’s first flag out of hemp fabric, Thomas Jefferson composed the Declaration of Independence on it, and colonists could pay their taxes with it. But as the prohibition on hemp’s psychoactive cousin winds down, one of humanity’s longest-utilized plants is about to be reincorporated into the American economy. Get ready for the newest billion-dollar industry.
In Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, bestselling author Doug Fine embarks on a humorous yet rigorous journey to meet the men and women who are testing, researching, and pioneering hemp’s applications for the twenty-first century.
Copyright 2014, softcover, 192 pages.
Also from Doug Fine – American Hemp Farmer.
Learn How to Grow Hemp from Doug Fine
Doug Fine partnered with Acres U.S.A. to create his own Eco-Ag U Online course – A Grower's Guide to Regenerative Hemp. This course is a must for anyone who is new to the hemp industry, whether you are a current farmer looking to transition, or a new farmer looking to break into the exciting but hyper-competitive hemp marketplace. Learn more here!
The Author in His Own Words
Listen to episode 33 of our Tractor Time podcast, in which Acres U.S.A. magazine editor Ben Trollinger interviews Doug Fine about his book, his farm, and his views on hemp production.