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1. Is this marijuana?
Nope! This is hemp. It’s the same plant family as marijuana...only different.
Think of it like corn: Sweet corn, popcorn and corn fed to animals. All corn, but different varieties of the plant family.
Marijuana (cannabis) contains higher levels of THC (the chemical that’s associated with “getting high.”)
Fiber hemp (what you’re standing in now) has very low THC levels,
but the fiber has a ton of uses for fabric and industry.
CBD hemp also has low THC but high CBD levels. CBD is extremely
beneficial for your body in many ways.
Just different varieties of the same plant family.
2. What’s the history of hemp?
Hemp has been used for centuries and is widely known for its broad range of positive purposes. Our founding fathers were strong advocates for it, and the drafts of the Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper. You could even pay taxes with hemp!
It was outlawed in the mid-1930s primarily due to the stigma associated with marijuana.
The 2018 Farm Bill made it legal to grow hemp with a license.
Growers must follow careful regulations from the USDA and State Department of Agriculture.
The future of hemp and CBD is still being written with legislation, regulations and scientific research underway right now.
3. What kind of farming do you do here?
We use “Regenerative” farming practices, and have for over 25 years.
(Even better than “Sustainable,” in our opinion...)
Sustainable: Sustain, preserve, keep the soil & nutrients from running off the fields.
Regenerative: Re-generate, bring back to life. Adding biodiversity.
Enhancing by the use of cover crops & no-till.
These are the practices that the government is beginning to require for the future of food production, that most companies are now strongly favoring and that consumers are demanding.
4. Is your farm organic?
Nope. And frankly, we’re pretty proud of that.
The label “organic” refers mostly to a set of rules for how farming is done based on using natural controls vs. man-made controls for pests. It’s a process standard vs. a quality standard. Actions vs. results.
But nutritional food comes from healthy soil.
And unfortunately ... the vast majority of organic farms use tillage, which stirs the soil, allowing CO2 to escape and destroys true organic matter.
We believe that our practices produce “better than organic” results.
5. What is CBD? What’s it used for?
CBD, or cannabidiol (ca-NAH-bid-ial) is the primary cannabinoid (ca-NAH-bi-noid)
found in hemp.
(And, for the record: Cannabidoids are the molecular compounds in hemp and cannabis that have medicinal properties. There are over 100 different cannabinoids in hemp, all with different medicinal properties, but CBD is the primary one.)
CBD is very good for your body’s built-in cannabinoid system.
Generally, we hear that most people use it for help with sleeping, anxiety and pain.
We do not make any claims, nor is it approved by the FDA for any specific treatment. However, there is vast anecdotal evidence for the efficacy of its use for both people and pets.
6. Why is soil health important?
We call it the “foundation” of everything!
Cultivating healthy soil has long, deep and wide-ranging benefits, including:
Better CO2 sequestration,
Less run-off ... cleaner water downstream,
Reduced dust & better air,
Attracts productive pollinators,
Invites diverse wildlife,
Combats climate stress,
A stronger bottom-line for farmers.
Just by being here today, you’re contributing to better soil health! Thank you!
7. What is “cover crop” and “no-till” ?
“Cover Crops” are planted between the cycle of cash crops.
After harvesting corn, soybeans and tomatoes, we plant things like black oats, radishes & hairy vetch to keep the soil covered during the winter.
Keeping living roots in the soil year-round continues to infuse it with nutrients and promotes incredible biodiversity ... instead of tilling it, turning it over and leaving it exposed during the off-season.
Cover-crop and no-till farming are the essence of regenerative practices.
8. Why are worms awesome?
Earthworms play a major role in how healthy soil was designed to function.
They make holes in the ground. This leaves channels for water and roots to move easily.
Earthworms are at the top of the biological food chain in healthy soil. So, many of the microbes in the soil depend on the earthworms to prepare food for them to eat.
Where soil is healthy, worms thrive and love to live.
We’ve counted up to 36 worms per square yard on the farm!
9. What does “better soil, better oil” mean?
We put a LOT of work into our soil. It’s rich, healthy and has tested very high in organic matter and nutrients.
As a result, nearly everything we grow is more nutrient-dense. Heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins, butternut squash — and hemp.
Their roots draw up everything from the soil.
So we believe that the oil from our CBD Hemp is head-and-shoulders above most brands you’ll find on the market. And so far — the results are proving it!
10. Can CBD help my pets?
Definitely! Your pets have an endocannabinoid system just like you do.
We have had amazing stories from pet owners, from reducing pain, reviving older pets and calming anxiety in others. We offer awesome products for dogs, cats and equine.
11. Who are Farmer Steve & Grizzly?
Steve Groff has been innovating, training, consulting and advocating for no-till, cover crops and soil health for over 30 years.
He’s widely known as the Cover Crop Coach. He’s spoken nationally & internationally and even wrote a book about his story and the importance of these methods on the future of farming.
Grizzly is the Groff’s awesome farm dog who has become a famous mascot!
He’s a mix of Blue Heeler, German Shepherd & Border Collie.