Hemp Harvest Works In The News



No-Till Innovations from the 2019 Summer Farm Shows - September 2019

From planters to harvesters and everything in between, the No-Till Farmer staff found a lot of interesting new products for producers at the summer farm shows.

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Hemp Barons 0023: Andy Bish - Bish Enterprises -September 2019

Andy Bish grew up working in the agricultural equipment business that his grandfather formed in 1976. Applying the Bish Enterprises Mission to help solve complicated issues farmers face with east…

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Hemp may be legal, but advocates still find many barriers - September 2019

GILTNER, NEB. — Hemp could be a game changer in rural America, but those trying to expand this budding industry say banking, insurance, and advertising remain off-limits, and that’s…

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They’re Building Equipment To Harvest, Process Hemp - September 2019

Bish Enterprises in Giltner, Neb., has been building specialty farm equipment since the late 1970’s and has been featured in FARM SHOW many times…

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Hemp Industries Association (HIA) Takes its “Hemp is Legal” Ad to Times Square Addressing Banking Issues - September 2019

Its “Hemp is Legal” campaign was launched in May in which the group, including the likes of Hoban Law Group, Bluebird Botanicals and Bish Enterprises, called out Facebook for having strict advertising policies preventing hemp…


Farm Equipment Dealer Sues Nebraska over Hemp Growing License Rejection -August 2019

One of the 176 applicants seeking a license to grow hemp for Nebraska’s research program this year was Jacob Bish, the head of Public relations at Bish Enterprises and Hemp Harvest Works. Bish…

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Business owner who wanted Nebraska hemp license and didn't get one sues -August 2019

A Nebraska farm equipment dealer who did not receive a state license to grow hemp under a new law has sued the state Department of Agriculture and its…

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Widespread interest in hemp as new cash crop -August 2019

PILGER — A search for new opportunities led Loraine and Gene Ott to the Cooper Family Community Center in Pilger on Friday. They weren’t alone. The place was packed. “The cattle market’s down,” she said. “We need another…


Andrew Interviews with MJBulls -August 2019

Andrew interviews with Joy Beckerman about the hemp industries equipment needs. He also talks about some of the challenges that the industry faces even within his home state Nebraska.

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GILTNER, Neb. —If you believe the hemp hype, it could be the nation's next cash crop. Some of the cheapest seeds are selling for $1 a piece. "It costs more than gold by weight right now," explained Andrew Bish…

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Hemp planted for research in Giltner -published July 2019

GILTNER — A few feet away from his mother’s garden here, Andrew Bish pointed to a hemp plant he planted June 9, the last day of Hemp History Week. The plants, only a few inches tall…


Tying up loose ends -published June 2019

Gov. Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore want to recognize Nebraskans who played a role in the recovery from the bomb cyclone that struck the state…

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Nebraska opens licensing process for would-be hemp farmers, processors -published June 2019

LINCOLN — Would-be hemp farmers and processors finally have their chance to put some seed in the ground and reap a legal harvest in Nebraska. The State Department of Agriculture on Friday…

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Still no permit process for hemp in Nebraska, but farmers plant two plots of heirloom hemp -published June 2019

The first industrial hemp crop planted in Nebraska since the 1950s was hand-sown Sunday evening in a field near Giltner. Brothers Andrew and Jacob Bish, along with Andrew's daughter, Eliana, planted two test plots of Nebraska…

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Growers, hemp advocates waiting impatiently for ag permits with passage of Nebraska bill -June 2019

Nebraska's hemp farming act has passed, is signed and delivered. With an emergency clause, it's already in effect.

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Hemp Industries Association® Launches "Hemp Is Legal" Campaign in Times Square -published May 2019

PHOENIX, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hemp Industries Association® (HIA®), in association with Hoban Law Group, Bluebird Botanicals, and Bish Enterprises…

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100 People You Should Know -published April 2019

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Lured by the future of hemp, nearly 200 descend on Casper for summit -published April 2019

For some, it’s Wyoming’s next big industry. For others, it’s a solution for small, independent farmers looking to take the power back from the mega-growers…

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Program about growing industrial hemp to be held Tuesday at Kearney County Fairgrounds -published March 2019

MINDEN — A Nebraska Hemp Education Experience, a program about growing industrial hemp, will be presented from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday…

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I recently wrote and published an open letter, signed by many leading stakeholders in the hemp industry, about significant flaws in the proposed…

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Planting the seed: Kansas Hemp Symposium readies farmers for state research program -published February 2019

The Kansas farmers were joined on the rainy Saturday morning by counterparts from Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado and Nebraska, as well as CBD oil business owners, producers and…

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Hemp is a good crop for Nebraska -published February 2019

With the legalization of hemp as a crop for farmers in the 2018 Farm Bill, Nebraska needs to get on board the hemp bandwagon and allow its farmers to…

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Legalized hemp touted as new Nebraska crop option -published February 2019

With growth and production of industrial hemp newly legalized by the 2018 federal farm bill, the Legislature began Tuesday to shape legislation that will hand beleaguered Nebraska farmers…

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Open Letter: Industry Stakeholders Concerned by Proposed US Hemp Authority Certification Program -February 2019

I was asked to prepare an open letter to the hemp and CBD industry regarding concerns with the proposed US Hemp Authority Certification Program as developed…

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Hemp legalization nationwide spurs push for crop in Nebraska -published February 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Two months after President Donald Trump signed a law to legalize hemp, Nebraska lawmakers and state agency officials are working together to help farmers get a piece of the…

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Hemp Industry to Gather in Denver for the 6th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, the Largest Gathering of Hemp Industry Professionals Under One Roof -published January 2019

America’s Largest Hemp Expo Adds Pre-Conference Investment Forum to Full-day Business Conference, Farm Symposium and Expanded Exhibit…

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Fashionably Hemp: An Interview with Model and Hemp Activist Cait Curely -published December 2018

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Hemp farmers wary but hopeful that Nebraska will finally let them plant -published December 2018

LINCOLN — Years of disappointment and perceived foot dragging by state bureaucrats are inspiring worries among those seeking to plant and profit from soon-to-be legalized…


Farm bill language allows hemp cultivation, what this means for future growers -published December 2018

GILTNER, Neb. — Last week, lawmakers reached an agreement on the 867 billion dollar farm bill, pushing it through both chambers with the expectation that it will be signed into law by the end of the…


Ohio's First Annual Industrial Hemp Farm Summit -published November 2018

The first annual Ohio Industrial Hemp Farm Summit occurred November 17th at Delaware County Fairgrounds starting early in the morning running late into the evening. The event was well…

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Hemp grows more popular in area -published July 2018

COLLBRAN — Roughly double the attendees compared to last year flocked to the third-annual Hemp on the Slope event at the Salt Creek Hemp Co. ranch on Saturday, an increase in popularity…

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Hemp Growth Slow In Nebraska As Congress Considers Legalization -published June 2018

It’s a cloudy, muggy, buggy morning at the University of Nebraska’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, about 30 miles north of Lincoln. Agronomy Professor Ismail…

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NoCo Hemp Expo Celebrates a Growing Field -published April 2018

The NoCo Hemp Expo returned to the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland for the fifth year on April 6 and April 7, 2018, and the event dedicated to all things hemp was bigger and better than ever…

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Bish Enterprises puts efforts into crop on the horizon -published April 2018

Every year, producers in Hamilton County and the rest of Nebraska watch as corn, soybean and other grain prices fluctuate leaving those farmers constantly unsure where their profits will…

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Meet Krystal Gabel, Candidate for Nebraska Governor Running on an Industrial Hemp Platform -published March 2018

I propose introducing industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity in the Nebraska economy. If Nebraska embraced industrial hemp legalization, the entire state would…