The University of Nevada Connection
Hemp is an ancient plant whose roots run deep. Weaving hemp fiber began 10,000 years ago. Great Britain began cultivating it in 800 AD while 17th century farmers in the American colonies were ordered by law to grow it. Today, hemp production is very much under the microscope of federal law and growers such as Western Hemp are legally dictated to conduct research on their farms while simultaneously growing the product.
Western States Hemp proactively established a working relationship with the University of Nevada, Reno to explore hemp’s benefits as a livestock food crop. Currently, tests are underway to determine what impact feeding hemp — a food high in protein and omega-3 — has on egg production and fatty acid output.
The connection established is one that certainly expands and that will also help pave the way for further opportunities in the industry.