Hemp - the fiber of the past

FITanT fitant at aol.com
Thu Jan 2 12:32:57 EST 1997

Nutrient toll is usually countered these days with artificial fertilizers.
 Being from the southern forestry belt. One would think that you would see
a lot old tobacco fields being under utilized these days.  It is doubtful
that hemp is more depleting than crops like cotton or tobacco. 

As for taking acreage out of of food production,  the US prooduces the
majority of grains for export. I'm sure you've heard the ADm commercial
calling themselfs "Supermarkets to the world."  This is just an
alternative crop and a new product.  

It might even be better land management. 

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