• Vermont’s Expanding Hemp Industry

    OCT 9, 2018


    CBD Prod­ucts A Promi­nent Piece Of Vermont’s Expand­ing Hemp Indus­try

    As the har­vest nears a close, 2018 is turn­ing out to be a piv­otal year for indus­tri­al hemp in Ver­mont. More peo­ple are grow­ing it than ever before and mil­lions of dol­lars are being invest­ed in hemp farms and in the indus­tri­al labs need­ed to extract CBD from hemp. Keep on read­ing!

  • Kentucky Hemp Company Buys Middlebury Processing Facility

    A Ken­tucky-based hemp com­pa­ny has pur­chased a Mid­dle­bury food-pro­cess­ing facil­i­ty as part of an expan­sion into the North­east.

    Vic­to­ry Hemp Foods bought the facil­i­ty from the Full Sun Com­pa­ny in Feb­ru­ary, the two sides con­firmed Thurs­day. Full Sun, which opened in 2014 and pro­duced cold-pressed canola and sun­flower oils, shut its doors last August, accord­ing to com­pa­ny cofounder Neta­ka White. The deal with Vic­to­ry Hemp, based about 40 miles out­side of Louisville, Ky., came togeth­er in the fol­low­ing months, a bit­ter­sweet moment for White, an entre­pre­neur who lives in Sal­is­bury. Con­tin­ue Read­ing

  • Hemp food project puts down roots

    Christo­pher Brooke
    Wednes­day, April 8, 2015

    Hav­ing secured an option on eight acres in the Hen­ry Coun­ty Com­merce Park for a hemp food prod­ucts pro­cess­ing facil­i­ty, entre­pre­neur Chad Rosen will turn his atten­tion to rais­ing cap­i­tal for the project esti­mat­ed at more than $4 mil­lion. Rosen met mem­bers of the Hen­ry Coun­ty Fis­cal Court’s Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee April 2 to sign the paper­work and pay the $4,000 for the option. The agreed to pur­chase price is $5,000 an acre. Con­tin­ue Read­ing

  • Entrepreneur Poised for Healthy Growth

    Dawn Marie Yan­keelov
    Jan­u­ary 17, 2018


    Vic­to­ry Hemp Foods plans to cap­i­tal­ize on demand for plant-based pro­tein in our diets
  • Kentucky Says It’s High Time for Hemp


    An eccen­tric coali­tion of lib­er­tar­i­ans, envi­ron­men­tal­ists, and GOP law­mak­ers are pro­mot­ing the virtues of the use­ful weed for rur­al and urban areas alike. But there’s one big legal hur­dle.

    Every week­day, Chad Rosen dri­ves from his farm in rur­al New Cas­tle, Ken­tucky, a 200-year-old town with few­er than 1,000 res­i­dents and five Bap­tist church­es, to a squat man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ty east of down­town Louisville. The 40-minute dri­ve cross­es Kentucky’s major red-blue divide: Where Rosen lives, in Hen­ry Coun­ty, 69 per­cent of his neigh­bors vot­ed for Trump; only the state’s two largest cities, Louisville and Lex­ing­ton, went for Hillary Clin­ton. Con­tin­ue Read­ing

  • Is hemp Vermont’s next big crop?

    MIDDLEBURY — While law­mak­ers in Mont­pe­lier argue over mar­i­jua­na legal­iza­tion, Mid­dle­bury dairy farm­ers Joel Pomainville and Sam Berthi­aume are ready­ing har­vest of a cousin of mar­i­jua­na — hemp — that pro­mot­ers hope could be a new cash crop for Ver­mont farm­ers.

    The poten­tial is so huge on this stuff,” said Berthi­aume. Con­tin­ue Read­ing

  • Chad Rosen bets on hemp to become Kentucky’s next cash crop

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    You’re scop­ing out a local farm­ers mar­ket. Ven­dors sur­round you ped­dling every­thing from fresh pro­duce to hand­made soaps when sud­den­ly you spot a booth with a patri­ot­ic red-white-and-blue sign for “Vic­to­ry Hemp Foods.”   Con­tin­ue Read­ing