Tag: USDA

  • Bulletin 404

    by Ted Smith While paper has historically been made out of hemp, it was not until 1916 that a method was devised that turned the inner cork into paper, making much more profitable for farmers to grow it almost overnight.  The Department of Agriculture release Bulletin #404 that year, expecting this announcement to generate a […]

  • Lyster Dewey

    by Ted Smith One of the most important figures in American hemp history is Lyster Dewey. His efforts to revitalize hemp brought a new wave of interest in the plant at the turn of the 20th century. Farmers and industrialists alike were drawn to his vision. As the person in charge of the USA Department […]