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What every Farmer should read
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Elmer Toots    Posted 06-16-2004 at 09:46:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
So if you want to raise a crop that is easy to raise, increase your profits and also the crop will be a benifit to the farm ground you should the whole artical below.
http://www.jackherer.com/index.html


eg    Posted 06-16-2004 at 12:32:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
there he sat smiling, sitting on that sack of seeds.


OMG!    Posted 06-16-2004 at 10:14:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I never knew I could learn so much from an idiot.
First of all I love your appraisal of this crop.
"It is the KING KONG of the King Kongs of all plant life."
Wow what a ringing endorsement.
Next if you are qualified to advise me on crops, shouldn't you be able to post the link to your article, as a link?
Last maybe you should consult a dikshunary if you plan on being a credible spokesman for pot.
Good luck, now if you'll excuse me I have to go look at sites for the propegation of foxtail, thistle, and velvet leaf.
Ron/PA



Sid    Posted 06-16-2004 at 10:48:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I for one do not want to be accused of being a pot head since I have never used the stuff. But I honestly believe that we are missing some benifits from the overzealous efforts of people in government in their effort to protect us from ourselves. Just for the point of discussion I ask this question. Did the government ban the growing of corn and barley or any other crop during the days of proabition? I think while this might be a questionable post when I look at the intent of of this board. I hardly think the man is an idiot.


I agree...    Posted 06-16-2004 at 11:16:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
People keep getting 'hung-up' on 'pot' and not looking at the real crop of 'hemp'...Two very different strains (sativa and indica)...

Washington grew hemp...Jefferson grew hemp and on and on...The original drafts of the constitution were on hemp paper...It has only been since the 30's that the crop was made illegal...

When 'Marijuana' was made illegal in the US, it did not stop us from still importing thousands of tons of 'hemp rope' and other products (such as seed and oil) from other countries where hemp was/is still a legal viable crop...When WWII came along, the 'law' was suspended and farmers were supplied free seeds and given a good price for the 'war effort'...After the war they were forced to give up their once profitable crop and return to scraping out a living...

Hemp could solve much need for paper fiber in this country alone...The oil from the seed is easily 'cracked' into biodiesel...The plants are anually renewable...Not in decades like trees...

Off my soapbox...

Just stop being afraid of 'hemp'...It is not the same as the modern high-grade 'pot'...

Salmoneye, Trying To Dispel Fear And Myth Wherever He Finds Them


steve19438    Posted 06-16-2004 at 12:59:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i'm so glad i didn't say what you said! my head would be in a noose, hemp mebbe????


Salmoneye    Posted 06-16-2004 at 13:47:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just don't get the hooplah...

The THC (active ingredient I am told) sure as heck could be 'bred' or hybredized out of the plants...It literally grows like a 'weed'...In fact once established, it is harder than heck to kill it all...

Somewhere around here I have a baseball cap made out of hemp cloth...My wife has a dress somewhere too...Both were gifts from people that are deeply into the 'movement'...

I just see it as a chance to save 'the family farm'...Not as a drug, but certainly as acres of 'pulp' and 'oil' like rape-seed or black-oil sunflowers...

In Burlington, VT there is a 'wood-chip' power plant...It uses scrap wood, paper and pulp...It produces 23% of the metro area electricity...It could just as easily produce the same power with bundled hemp stalks after the seed has been removed for prcessing or with the seed on for even higher BTU content...The same principle could be used for nearly any coal furnace with only small adjustments...

Sorry, West Virginia...But we don't need your coal and your husbands and sons don't need to die in deep shafts anymore...



mud- close to home    Posted 06-16-2004 at 14:16:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Sorry, West Virginia...But we don't need your coal and your husbands and sons don't need to die in deep shafts anymore..."

o.k. -- will it sustain an economy that was once coal based? most mining deaths occur long after the miner has finished his carreer. it's called black lung. if growing the stuff in west virginia can stamp out black lung, and create sustainable agriculture based jobs, then lets get it done. if not, well then you lost me.

mud



Salmoneye    Posted 06-16-2004 at 14:34:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
While the true answer is multifold in scope, the simple answer is 'Yes'...I do believe that Hemp could replace coal as a value for value crop as in with enough acres you coiuld equal the number of BTU's produced by the coal that is mined...

The complex answer would be that the only ones to benefit monetarily would be the 'landowners'...Miners that work in the industry, but live in row houses or small towns would be out of work...

Bad in one way, and good in others...

The numbers I am seeing while searching are $50-$60/acre profit in Canada for hemp...China is less, but they have more...

There are literally thousands of sites out there dedicated to 'hemp'...Unfortunately many of the 'spokesmen' are pot-heads and like Woody Harrelson are lousey representatives for the cause...


Burrhead    Posted 06-16-2004 at 15:21:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
The economy of Cancun is very important to my constituants.

So if the gubermint legalized hemp for rope and paper manufacture there would be too much Boise Cascade and Champion Intl lobby money not put to good use on bribes and Cancun vacations for in-pocket congressman & senators.

Besides that we need to get the old growth forest out of the way for drilling rigs.


toolman    Posted 06-16-2004 at 14:04:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
the places that grows it in b.c. are a stones throw from the wash. border, im sure a good wind could blow seeds or whatever across everyday, it is catching on up here the mayor of the town even created a hemp society to help promote and market it, they either had a choice the way i see it grow something that can make a few bucks on the family farm or sooner or later it would have condos on it.


Salmoneye    Posted 06-16-2004 at 14:13:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Though I am no fan of the Canadian government, I do agree with them on this matter...



Jim(MO)    Posted 06-16-2004 at 12:42:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Missouri was a big hemp producer during WW2. The plants that grow wild now are a state designated noxious weed. At one time there was a thriving market for Missouri ditch weed and and a thriving law enforcment effort to curb it. According to "people in the know" one would have to smoke a bale of it to get a buzz as it has descended from the hemp crops that once grew here.


bob ny    Posted 06-16-2004 at 10:19:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
nys is looking to legalize pot for medicinal uses
maybe growing it aint such a bad idear


toolman    Posted 06-16-2004 at 12:09:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
it,s legal for medicinal uses here in canada now they are talking about de criminalizing it now and hemp is grown down the raod from me about a couple hundred miles , big crop in that area now i hear, also pot (marijuana) is supposed to be british columbias second largest industry worth billions a year, BC bud is reportely sought after world wide as some of the best and strongest marijuana anywhere. no i don,t smoke it.


Texas    Posted 06-16-2004 at 09:58:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Uh...no thanks. I prefer LEGAL crops.


Eatem A. Puss    Posted 06-16-2004 at 12:48:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm glad to know there are people who know the differance from Mary-Waner and Hemp. The point is our Government has been very crooked at times.


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