Case for Hemp Made at Farm Bureau Convention

Case for Hemp Made at Farm Bureau Convention
Posted by CN Staff on January 03, 2005 at 11:39:54 PT
Press Release
Source: U.S. Newswire 
Charlotte, N.C. -- Representatives of the Hemp Industry will exhibit on January 9-12 at the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) annual convention at the Charlotte Convention Center to educate farmers about the need to change federal laws that prevent them from growing industrial hemp. Vote Hemp (booth 614), a non-profit advocacy organization, will give away hemp food and display a wide variety of hemp products, such as automobile parts and paper, sold in the U.S. but made with imported industrial hemp.
"The U.S. government treats hemp the same as marijuana even though dozens of countries including Canada, England and Germany understand the difference. American farmers know that hemp isn't a drug. What we will show them is that there is a global market for industrial hemp that they are unfairly locked out of," says Eric Steenstra, President of Vote Hemp, who will attend the AFBF convention. "The American Farm Bureau Annual Convention is the perfect place for Vote Hemp to jump-start our legislative and education efforts by networking with farmers from across the country who want to grow industrial hemp."Vote Hemp's -- -- ultimate goal is to free industrial hemp from restrictions meant for marijuana, so that U.S. farmers and business owners can once again profit from hemp's commercial cultivation. Vote Hemp is working with legislators on the introduction of an Industrial Hemp Farming Act. In January, when the 109th Congress convenes, Vote Hemp will focus lobbying efforts on bills to be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate."Farmers are asking, if it's legal to sell hemp here in the U.S., why can't we grow it commercially? Automobile parts, paper, clothing, food, personal care products, and more are all being made from hemp, yet the American farmer is left out of the expanding marketplace, now estimated at more than $200 million in annual North American retail sales," says Steenstra.In February 2004 the Hemp Industries Association won its three year legal battle against the Drug Enforcement Administration's misguided attempt to ban safe and nutritious hemp foods. The market for hemp seed and oil products that the DEA tried to ban is now among the fastest growing natural health food markets in the natural products industry which itself is among the fastest growing sectors of the US economy."More and more health foods containing omega-3 rich hemp nut and oil are appearing on store shelves since the legal status is no longer an issue," says Alexis Baden-Mayer, Director of Government Affairs for Vote Hemp. "Americans are looking for healthy alternative sources of omega-3 to supplement their diets due to concerns regarding trace mercury in fish and fish oil supplements. Right now the U.S. marketplace is supplied with hemp seed grown and processed in Canada and Europe. We are working to convince Congress it is time for the U.S. to again allow American farmers to grow industrial hemp so that they can participate in this lucrative growth market."Complete Title: Case for Hemp Made at American Farm Bureau Convention; U.S. Farmers Deserve Right to Grow Industrial Hemp for Global DemandContact: Adam Eidinger, 202-744-2671, for Vote Hemp Source: U.S. Newswire (Wire)Published: January 03, 2005Copyright: 2005 U.S. Newswire Contact: info usnewswire.comWebsite: -- Hemp Archives
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Comment #15 posted by BGreen on January 04, 2005 at 15:57:44 PT
Press ALT and at the same time press 0178 on the number keypad (not the numbers above QWERTYUIOP{}.)The Character Map for Windows XP is the way to go when trying to find unique characters. C:\WINDOWS\System32\charmap.exeThe Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #14 posted by FoM on January 04, 2005 at 15:22:02 PT
Oh that intelligent stuff! WOO right over the top of my head! LOL!
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Comment #13 posted by runruff on January 04, 2005 at 15:10:36 PT:
Hi FoM.
I mean E=Hempseed squared. A play on Einstein. E=mc squared.Namaste
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Comment #12 posted by FoM on January 04, 2005 at 14:28:45 PT
runruff & JustGetnBy 
runruff I'm not sure I know what you mean or I'd try to answer you.JustGetnBy I understand where you are coming from.
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Comment #11 posted by runruff on January 04, 2005 at 14:21:52 PT:
E=[Hempseed]2 I can't get my #2 to sit in the upper right corner. Any way you get the idea. 
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Comment #10 posted by JustGetnBy on January 04, 2005 at 14:17:26 PT
  Pardon Me.....
  I thought I said that out loud. Must not have though, because nobody commented on it, or maybe I have a personal slant that clouded my thinking. Well either way, I still think commercial hemp growing will create huge problems for lovers of, and those who NEED the herb. Scratchin my head and thinkin, didn't mean to be mean.              Namaste
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Comment #9 posted by JustGetnBy on January 03, 2005 at 22:00:44 PT
I hate to be a wet blanket, but hemp cultivation will mean the end of outside grown high thc cannabis in this country.  That may not be a problem for you, but it is for a whole lot of Medical Marijuana patients who grow their years supply of medicine OUTSIDE.
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on January 03, 2005 at 21:10:18 PT
Thanks Nicholas!
I just got it posted.
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Comment #7 posted by Nick Thimmesch on January 03, 2005 at 21:07:43 PT:
Wash Post Story on Keith Stroup...
...just came up on their web site:
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Comment #6 posted by ekim on January 03, 2005 at 19:09:30 PT
its never to late to change
Ws Father was said to have had to bail out of his plane during ww2 . If anyone was saved by this plant and refused to acknowledge its value to man, and stopped the compassionate use program for sick and dying humans what is being written in the great book of deeds. solar electric light fundWhile many of us live in a world of unprecedented access to technology, the question of how we harness those resources to better the world is a perennial one. We begin the new year with a series called "Innovation That Matters," a chance to hear from big thinkers who are shaping better, more sustainable solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems. Today, Robert Freling shares his vision of solar-powered villages, from Benin to Bhutan. Not just for lighting, but for network access to education, medicine and knowledge.
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Comment #5 posted by mayan on January 03, 2005 at 18:22:26 PT
If Bush was a true Christian he would immidiately call for lifting the ban on hemp. If God gave us every green herb and seed-bearing fruit to be used for food (according to The Bible) then who would take those herbs and fruits away? Pretty telling, eh?More on the biggest story in the land...Ten preliminary reasons why the Bush vote does not compute, and why Congress must investigate rather than certify the Electoral College: Protest Certifying of Vote: Stand Up For Democracy! Week of Nationwide Protests Begins: WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...German Engineers Help the USA - What Happened Exactly on 9/11? Was an Inside Job - A Call to All True Patriots:
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on January 03, 2005 at 16:04:59 PT
Event: International Highlife Hemp Fair 2004 
Friday the 30th, Saturday the 31st January and Sunday the 1st February 2004International Highlife Hemp Fair 2004 at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht Dear business owner,On Friday the 30th, Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February the Highlife Hemp Fair happens for the seventh time. As with last year's event, the fair will take place in the well-known Utrecht Jaarbeurs. Businesses that wish to reserve a stand are now invited to apply to the organiser, Discover Publisher B.V. Last year this annual event attracted nearly 10,000 visitors to Utrecht. In addition to more than 100 stand holders from all branches of the hemp industry, who between them introduced a number of interesting innovations, last year several well-known musical acts such as Beef and The Postmen performed.In spite of the great number of visitors, the organiser of the Highlife Hemp Fair, Discover Publisher B.V., after evaluating the event, has decided to make a few changes in the format. Having held the musical entertainment critically up to the light, it has been decided that this year the entertainment value of the fair will be more carefully tailored to the audience. Of course the fair will have extra attractions surrounding it. More details about these will be announced at a later date.A second change that will come into effect is the time at which the fair will take place. The seventh edition of the fair will take place a few months earlier than previous ones, on the 30th and 31st January and 1st February, to be precise. There are two reasons for this earlier date. For a start, the organisers hope to avoid the weather putting a spanner in the works. As you are all probably aware, Dutch summers of recent years - like British summers - have been increasingly warm and sunny. It has now happened several times in recent years that even as early as the Highlife Hemp Fair in the first days of May, it was warm and sunny in the Netherlands - with negative consequences for the number of visitors. To avoid this in future, it has been decided that the fair will be held earlier in the year.Another reason for moving the date of the Highlife Hemp Fair is the increasingly cramped international calendar of trade shows for the cannabis industry. Now that more and more shows are taking place in an increasing number of countries, businesses need to practice ever sharper planning. This too was a reason to move the fair to the end of January/early February.Little else will change about the overall focus of the fair. The Netherlands' largest hemp event has surely proven itself amply over the years.Businesses wishing to bring their products to the attention of fellow businesses and consumers in a professional manner, as well as reach new home and international markets, are hereby invited to make contact with Discover Publishing B.V. for further details of the price of stands - and other possibilities - available at the seventh edition of the Highlife Hemp Fair.Entrepreneurs wanting to draw attention to their products, by means of a hospitality stand at the seventh Highlife Hennepbeurs, can obtain further information direct from Discover Publisher BV, or fill in and return the attached registration form. Read our conditions first. We shall of course keep you up to date on any developments relating to the Fair.Finally, we would like to express our hope that we can welcome you to the Highlife Hennepbeurs in Januayr 2004.Route description for delivering materials (pdf, 158 Kb)
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Comment #3 posted by runruff on January 03, 2005 at 15:29:29 PT:
Hemp Hemp Hooray
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Comment #2 posted by global_warming on January 03, 2005 at 13:39:03 PT
15:35 1/3/2005ParadoxMost people would agree in a belief in some kind of God, yes a supernatural being, that sustains this world, yet some have come under a spell, for they bow down to the false leaders of this world, the scientists, mere mortal creatures, with only a diploma, they are given control of all of our lives.Yet these same people, who publicly profess to believe in God, also insist that they know what is good for us, they devise new medicines, they approve them, and swear that this is the best that mankind, science has to offer.This ruling class of knowledge seekers have hijacked our world, they have placed themselves on lofty places of power and control, they shout the virtues of good science and yet exploit this science for their pleasure.The paradox that I see is, that these same knowledgeable people are also causing a problem, they are stifling the worlds growth, they are on one breath offering their wares and with the other breath they deny God, they say they believe in God, yet they seek to deny all the medicines that have been given to all living on this planet, they seek to control and deny what is needed to heal.If one believes in God, than an acceptance of a supernatural being is assumed, yet, to accept God also means that one must accept the concept of a spiritual world, and it this spiritual component that has been ignored, it is this spiritual component that has been denied, it is this spiritual component that is being starved, it is this starvation that is eating inside of us, like a cancer that spreads and consume from within, we cannot be whole, we cannot return to the light of of our salvation, for these people that control our world firmly believe that through their knowledge we will be saved, through their council we will be delivered to our place in Gods world.The need to be able to reach out to God, is a fundemental need of all life, those that seek to stop this process have groundless fears, for without their knowledge or consent, they are also swept up in this urge to confess, they are also walking the path that all of us are on, it might be a better journey if we all could acknowledge this basic fact.Jam 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. 
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Comment #1 posted by potpal on January 03, 2005 at 13:08:11 PT
...for victory!Sow every seed.
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