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Hemp, Inc.'s First Hemp Harvest in North Carolina Currently Underway

Nachrichtenquelle: Marketwired
04.10.2017, 12:00  |  4658   |   |   

SPRING HOPE, NC--(Marketwired - Oct 4, 2017) - Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with the largest industrial hemp multi-purpose processing facility in the western hemisphere, announced today that the Company has begun harvesting 550 acres of North Carolina-grown hemp, and later kenaf (hibiscus cannabinus, a cousin plant to industrial hemp). The 550 acres of hemp and kenaf belong to both Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC (Hemp, Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary) and independent North Carolina farms that are strategic partners with Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC. The hemp and kenaf -- to be harvested at various locations throughout the state -- will be processed and manufactured at Hemp, Inc.'s, now, 85,000 square foot facility in Spring Hope, North Carolina.

Those interested in purchasing viable industrial hemp seed should contact Ms. Sandra Williams at swilliams@hempinc.com. These are seeds grown from industrial hemp plants from North Carolina's first hemp seed harvest... from certified seed out of Europe. The company expects to have around 100,000 pounds of seed available which will consist of a mixture of Felina 32, Futura 75, and Carmagnola.

"This is the first time in over 80 years that viable hemp seed grown in North Carolina is available. I encourage everyone, especially our shareholders, to check out the historic harvesting of some of North Carolina's industrial hemp crop by visiting my Facebook page. Scroll down to the posts between September 7th and 11th and September 20th and 22nd," said Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP). He continued, "Our industrial hemp grown in Kentucky will be ready for harvest later this month, which can also be seen on my Facebook page in the September 13th post."

"We want to remind our current and future shareholders that Hemp, Inc. strives to be one of the most transparent companies in the public sector. To adhere to this company policy of transparency, I post 1-minute video updates daily on my personal Facebook page to give an inside look and behind-the-scenes footage of what Hemp, Inc. is doing on a daily basis. We want them to know how the company is performing and what it is doing to reach its goals. For example, this past weekend we held the 4th educational symposium through the Hemp University. It was an overwhelming success."

To see the 1-minute video updates of this Hemp University educational symposium, go to Bruce Perlowin's personal Facebook page and scroll down to the posts between September 30 and October 4, 2017. "We had to stop selling tickets, just like in the first three events, because we were over capacity. We originally planned for only 100 attendees but there were over 140 people in attendance. We're expecting an even larger crowd at the next Hemp University educational symposium, scheduled for December 2, 2017, of 300 to 420 attendees. Of course, we plan to hold it at a much larger venue. We strongly encourage you to buy your tickets early. We will definitely sell out and this isn't marketing hype," says Perlowin.

The Company previously announced its plan to grow 3,000 acres of hemp and kenaf in North Carolina, however, the Drug Enforcement Agency delayed giving the state of North Carolina their hemp permit, thus, farmers were not able to get seed in time for this year's planting.

"The delay in getting the green light to start planting negatively affected the amount of acres we believed would yield a successful crop," said David Schmitt, COO of Hemp, Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC. "As a result, we scaled back our plan from planting 3,000 acres to 550 acres. (This is still a very substantial 2017 crop.) Currently, we plan to plant 3,000 to 10,000 acres in the spring of 2018. This does not affect our plant's productivity because we have approximately 18,000,000 pounds of kenaf in inventory that we have been aggressively processing 5 to 6 days a week." (To see part of the kenaf inventory, go to Perlowin's personal Facebook page and scroll down to August 30th, August 11th, and July 24th.)

"We are very proud to work with local farmers to help them capture the financial benefits of cultivating these highly valuable and sustainable crops which will help ensure the stability of the family farm for generations to come," said Perlowin. "We are additionally pleased to see our efforts gain increased media exposure as we continue to spread our message about the opportunities this new clean, green agricultural and industrial American revolution is providing for Americans throughout our country."

The enormity of the Company's role in supporting hemp production and manufacturing in North Carolina was recently featured in a Sept. 25, 2017 High Times article entitled "North Carolina is Harvesting Its First Legal Hemp Crop in Decades."

Hemp, Inc. announced on Aug. 2, 2017 that its processing facility was operational and processing its first product. And on Aug. 17, 2017, the Company announced the official launch of its NuAxon Tech CO2 Supercritical Extractor.

Hemp, Inc. and Freedom Leaf, Inc., exclusive worldwide sales and marketing representative for the NuAxon Tech CO2 Supercritical Extractor, are now working together to showcase and demonstrate the CO2 Extractor technology at the monthly East Coast Hemp University Classes. This past weekend in Spring Hope, NC, NuAxon CEO Jason Edwards and Freedom Leaf representatives Tim Puetz and Ron Voight presented to a SOLD OUT crowd. On the West Coast, Freedom Leaf has installed a NuAxon CO2 Supercritical Extractor in Las Vegas, NV and will be announcing the showcase location and demonstrations coordinating with the MJ Biz Conference in November 2017. Hemp Inc., CEO Bruce Perlowin and Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC, COO David Schmitt will be present in Las Vegas. To reserve your VIP equipment demo November 14th - 17th in Las Vegas, email co2sales@nuaxon.com

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