SUBJECT: American Hemp Start Up Program 2009 (AHSUP)
Hemp is considered the most strategic super crop ever grown for food, fiber and clothing; AHSUP outlines the key components and logistics for the revival of an Industrial hemp industry in the USA.
Written by Christopher J. Boucher
This outline is a blueprint for the establishment of a viable American Hemp Industry that creates new jobs in a new green industry in the USA.
The Hemp Factory Start Up Plan:
1. Congress should immediatly institute and fund a USA hemp program for American farmers through the USDA and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). Remember that agriculture is essential to a strong economy. And hemp, needs to be recognized as one of the most sustainable and economically viable crops which can create core jobs from the farm to the factory.
HERE IS THE PLAN
The US Government must take an active part in promoting and financing loans for industrial Hemp through the USDA and other affiliate agriculture programs including The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), a Government-owned and operated entity that was created to stabilize, support, and protect farm income and farm commodity pricing, to maintain balanced and adequate supplies of agricultural commodities, and to aid in their orderly distribution.
In this capacity, the CCC, or other government entity, could regulate the development, construction and operation of industrial facilites to process hemp seeds for food, protein, and animal feed. Hemp fiber mills which can used in the automotive (Currently Ford Motors uses Canadian hemp fiber in automotive door panels), plastics, construction, and clothing industries.
In order to facilitate a large-scale domestic production of hemp seed and fiber, US farmers must also compete with mainly Chinese and Canadian hemp farmers who supply 95% of the imported hemp products into the USA.
According to the Natural Foods Industry Association, hemp seeds and hemp products are the fastest growing new food category for 2009-2010. They are considered a super food for protein and essential fatty acid (EFA) intake. (Hemp oil has the highest ration of EFAís of any dietary oil available on the market today).
The American Hemp Start Up Program (AHSUP) promotes the potential production of the following acerage needed to establish a viable USA industry.
50,000 acres of seeds to grow for production for food and health cosmetics industries. One seed mill can process approx. 5,000 acres of seed.
15,000 acres of fiber for the textile, automotive, paper and plastics industries.
One fiber mill can process approx 10000 acres to (approx 40,000 tons of raw hemp to operate a mill in 1 year.
According to our program 30-50 hemp processing mills would generate up to 8,000 jobs from farm to industry.
The Hemp seeds you would need to start this program would be approx. 270,000-300,000 pounds of viable industrial hemp seed.
The different kinds of harvesting equipment used and processing plants in Canada and China have been analyzed critically. The most desired features of seed and fiber processing plants are incorporated into AHSUP plan. Iinitially the core immediate plan is to set up in a pilot mills in several States to be revised as necessary.
Clear observations have also been made into soil conditions in hemp growing USA locations and on methods of seeding, harvesting retting and seed handling legalities. Materials and publications made for use in educating and training farmers, producers as well as plant operators.
USA Farmers potential contracts to perform massive growing program:
California.- 25,830 acres, N Dakota.- 5,000 acres, Vermont- 4500 acres, New Mexico- 5000 acres, Maine- 5000 acres, Wisconsin- 3,679 acres,Kentucky- 5937 acres. These states have hemp legislation and are a estimation based on state farmers support.
American Hemp Start Up Program (AHSUP) could be used as an negotiating agency to help aquire and distribute hemp seed and hemp fiber contracts. Help find farmers and USA companies to build and acquire production facilities.
We have experienced hemp farmers and engineers to advise and acilitate the success of this historical new eco-economy while creating new jobs and enhancing the American family farmer.
(According to Federal law USA must have a hemp seed supply)
(Part IX GENERAL PROVISIONS sec. 901 page 8 under food resources) was signed in 1994 by former President Clinton. It is a protocol that mandates FEMA has an ample supply of seeds in the US, including the hemp seed, to insure the national food supply against natural or other disasters. Unless hemp loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.
American Hemp Start Up Program 2011
California Industrial Agriculture is on the horizon. For the 5 or 6th time in 15 years a new Hemp farming bill is about to be introduced in the 2011 California State Assembly by Rep Mark Leno of San Fransico. Rep Leno has been a true supporter of California farmers rights to grow food, seed, oil and fiber from hemp in California.