Guiding Florida HEMP customers better understand of genetics, growing, harvesting, processing and compliance

A Problem Worth Solving

Farming HEMP requires interdisciplinary skills to optimize facility evaluation, genetics, growing practices, harvest, processing and personnel development. We use hard science to aid customers plan, build and operate with efficiency at low cost.

Our Solution

We offer diverse group of experts in agricultural, scientific, construction and specialty processing focused on vertical integrated value-added agribusiness. Our group is available to consult, develop, build and manage complex project opportunities

As the North American commercial arm of diversified agribusinesses partnered for over 25+ years in Chile and USA, CSX is a recognized leader in food and ingredient production through agriculture, aquaculture, hydroponics, aquaponics and CEA. Applying expertise in hemp cultivation, we are focused on Food, Feed, Fiber and Fuels, we husband specialty cultivars as starter plants for Florida’s many microclimates. Collaborating with industry leaders worldwide, we are building a state of the art, 400,000+ sf hydroponic culture and hemp grain and fiber processing plant in Palatka, FL. With strong local network of farmers and world class ISO certified processing expertise, we offer long-term quality assured strategic supply to customers worldwide and consulting / advisory services to hemp professionals throughout Florida.

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Our Hemp Heritage

Hemp or Cannabis sativa, is an ancient crop. It has been cultivated since 4000 BC in its country of origin, China. The Chinese used cannabis for medical purposes as well as for producing clothing and paper. For centuries, hemp and wood formed the two main raw materials for the shipping industry. Sails and rigging of the Viking ships as well as the vessels explorer Christopher Columbus used for crossing the world’s oceans were made of cannabis (canvas). The hemp plant was therefore partly responsible for discovering America. 

  • Industrial hemp has been grown in the U.S. since the first European settlers arrived in early 1600’s.
  • The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp parchment paper.
  • George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams all grew hemp and actively advocated for domestic hemp production.
  • Hemp was a staple crop of 1800’s American agriculture and is reflected in town names like “Hempfield” and “Hempstead”.
  • Hemp was handled by the U.S. government like any other agricultural crop until 1937 following passage of the Marihuana Tax Act.
  • More than 150,000 acres of hemp were cultivated as a part of the USDA’s “Hemp for Victory” program during WWII.

Hemp was largely driven out of the American and European fields in 1937 after the USA labeled cannabis as a prohibited plant. After centuries of serving as a fiber crop and yielding economic returns, hemp was suddenly marked as detrimental to public health.  Oil barons and other stakeholders in the booming oil extraction industry led this anti-hemp lobby. Supported by politicians, these industrialists paved the way for development of the petrochemical and the plastics industry. Products such as nylon and other synthetic fibers then rapidly replaced the role of hemp. 

Less than sixty years later, in the late 1990s, hemp was rediscovered in Europe as a renewable, sustainable raw material source. Current environmental problems led to a renewed interest in hemp. Why would we unnecessarily pollute our environment using synthetic substances when we could make products from natural fibers? 

Hemp can make a valuable contribution to a better planet if we use hemp as a fiber source. Today, hemp is not only processed into specialty paper but also into medicine, clothing, nutrition, thermoplastics, cars, building and insulation material, graphene as well as in body care products and for animal care. 

Partners and Resources

HiLo Seed Co.

High CBD Day-Neutral Autopilot Feminized seed varietal. 75-85 day seed-to-harvest cycle, machine plantable year-round in FL = high yield

Phylos Bioscience

Phylos is using traditional breeding driven by genomics to develop the next generation of hemp and cannabis.

International Hemp Solutions

Global infrastructure to pioneer growth of proven-to-perform certified seed for growing US Hemp industry

Croplogic – Science.Agronomy.Technology

Award winning digital Ag-Tech company stemming from New Zealand Institute of Plant and Food Research with roots for Hemp genetics in USA

Oregon Hemp Genetics

Oregon Developed and Oregon Grown Premium CBD Hemp Seeds and Clones.Hemp genetics for licensed hemp farmers nationwide.

EcoMicrobials

EcoMicrobials employs bioaugmentation to protect a wide cross section of crops and increase crop yields

Colorado Hemp Connection

Genetics: Wife · T1 · ACDC · BaOx · Cherry · Cat’s Meow · Magic Bullet

SUNSTRAND BioMaterials

Sunstrand partners with companies to incorporate performant, highquality, and rapidly-renewable materials into their products from Hemp

Our Team

We offer diverse group of experts in agricultural, science, construction and specialty processing focused on vertical integrated value-added agribusiness. Our group is available to consult, develop, build and manage complex project opportunities

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What is Industrial Hemp?

Learn all about industrial hemp in our easy to read guide.

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Hemp Basics

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A Profitable Crop

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Hemp Seed: Facts & Benefits

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