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Old January 2, 2019   #46
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I believe the roots are left in the ground, but yeah, the buyers take the entire plant, stems snd all. "Biomass"is the industry term. I have seen pics of 60k lbs hanging in one huge warehouse. Right now very large quantities like that go for $20 a pound. Small batches can fetch $50+ per pound.
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Old January 2, 2019   #47
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Let's face it ... they need southern, and central Illinois to grow it, not Chicago unless they want to try indoors.
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Let's face it ... they need southern, and central Illinois to grow it, not Chicago unless they want to try indoors.

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Old January 3, 2019   #49
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Just talked to a farmer in my area who is putting in 40 acres this spring. I think this will continue on a small scale until the big boys want to play.
I have family connections with the Dekalb plant in Farmer City. Formerly Monsanto, now owned by Bayer. They contract nearly all of their corn seed production with local farmers. I've been told that they are moving in this direction with hemp. When big $ jumps in, things will happen quickly.
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Just talked to a farmer in my area who is putting in 40 acres this spring. I think this will continue on a small scale until the big boys want to play.
I have family connections with the Dekalb plant in Farmer City. Formerly Monsanto, now owned by Bayer. They contract nearly all of their corn seed production with local farmers. I've been told that they are moving in this direction with hemp. When big $ jumps in, things will happen quickly.

I don't think that is good news for the small producer.
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Old January 3, 2019   #51
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It is inevitable that big money will step in, fortunately the bigger something is, the slower it moves. So there will be a few years of boomtime before that happens.

If anyone wants to be set for life, come with with Roundup Ready hemp seed. That will be one of the first giant innovations.
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The idea of roundup ready hemp is as about as wrong as the idea of breeding a line of toothless Dobermans.
I mean think about it, the people that pushed this stuff in the beginning are and were earth friendly for the most part.

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The idea of roundup ready hemp is as about as wrong as the idea of breeding a line of toothless Dobermans.
I mean think about it, the people that pushed this stuff in the beginning are and were earth friendly for the most part.

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Sure, I agree. It's coming, though. Right now cbd hemp especially is a very labor intensive crop. And despite being called weed, it will not outgrow the other weeds. Large scale farmers I know are used to no till, one pass, spray and plant. Then if the crop doesnt outgrow the sprayed weeds, they spray again, usually only with soybeans though. One farmer can grow hundreds of acres. But with cbd hemp as it is now, that would be like one person trying to grow hundreds of actes of tomatoes.

The CRISPR editor that made the Chinese baby girls immune to HIV goes for $99. Anyone can set up a garage lab and try their hand at editing genes, and they probably are right now.
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Reminds me of the EPA, OSHA the DEA and all the other agencies involved.
What started by good thinking well meaning people to do good turned into a more or less lord what do I call it and be nice?
I have no idea my hands are tied with the filters here.
Hard to express myself many times.
Maybe, well you know, none of us are stupid, 'you know what I mean.

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Illinois is currently in the public comment window. Anyone wishing to make a public comment, which by the way are published in the legislative records with commenter's name, may do so by emailing agr.hemp@illinois.gov
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Illinois is currently in the public comment window. Anyone wishing to make a public comment, which by the way are published in the legislative records with commenter's name, may do so by emailing agr.hemp@illinois.gov
Illinois...
Most of our ex Govenors are in jail...
Highest taxes in the nation...
Largest population shift, moving out of state, of any state...
We have two murder capitals of the world...
One of the most gun controlled States in the Nation, and it's not working
Ad Nausem ...

Unless you paid a well connected lobbyist, chances of getting a license, without paying a ton of money for it, are slim.
We have good dirt though!
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Illinois...
Most of our ex Govenors are in jail...
Highest taxes in the nation...
Largest population shift, moving out of state, of any state...
We have two murder capitals of the world...
One of the most gun controlled States in the Nation, and it's not working
Ad Nausem ...

Unless you paid a well connected lobbyist, chances of getting a license, without paying a ton of money for it, are slim.
We have good dirt though!
That is how it went for the med pot cultivation license, but they say there will be no limit on the number of hemp licenses they give out. They will be distracteed anyway with the race to set up legal recreational pot.
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