A farm bill that's expected to pass the Senate in the next few days and signed into law by President Obama, will allow farmers in several states to grow industrial hemp once again. Up until the 1880's, 75-90% of all paper in the world was made from hemp fiber. Though this bill does not end Federal prohibition on growing industrial hemp, it does block the federal government from interfering with those states where it is legal to grow.

The U.S. currently imports around $2 billion worth of hemp from Canada and China.The passing of this bill will open the way for farmers to grow industrial hemp for a variety of products from clothing, textiles, automotive composites to food, oil, and of course, paper. One acre of hemp can produce as much paper as 4-10 acres of trees with hemp stalk taking only four months to mature and be ready for harvest. For more about industrial hemp check out...

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Plants are very important for our environment and it is our responsible to save plants. We have to stop use plants for manufacture products by replacing these. But we can stop depends on plant foods for survive. The demand of organic and green vegetables is gradually increasing with respect to population. Keeping this in front of view our farming sector use different fertilizer for enhance the productivity of plant as well as soil.

May 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterToreees

Very interesting article. Find more interesting news here app aso

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