Hemp: America’s Next Natural Resource
The National Hemp Association (NHA) is a D.C. based non-profit, grassroots organization supporting all aspects of the hemp industry. We work to bring to life all of the potential this crop has to offer: for farmers; for economic development in rural communities; for increased sustainability of products we all consume on a daily basis; and for American leadership in global industries and markets that are rapidly evolving to deliver the many valuable benefits of hemp to people all around the world.
NHA is rooted in the knowledge that hemp can provide a wide range of opportunities, from field to factory, and has a global Total Addressable Market (TAM) of 15 trillion dollars. Hemp has an important role to play in creating a better and more sustainable future and for hemp to reach its potential, we advocate for sensible public policy and regulation. We are also facilitators in building reliable supply chains by seeking out others we can work with to further our mutual objectives as well as connecting people and businesses to help them reach their individual and collective goals.
We firmly believe that American industry is trending towards bio-sustainability and hemp plays a critical role in the establishment of a new economic paradigm. The National Hemp Association is dedicated to shifting the perception of hemp as being an alternative crop to a mainstream commodity.
Due to our outreach and active participation, we have become the first non-profit hemp organization to be members of FACA, the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance, founding members of the Ag Bioeconomy, an alliance partner with the Cool Farm Alliance, and Hemp Feed Coalition. We will continue to advocate hemp as a competitive commodity and normalize it both within and outside the industry.
NHA is proud to have partnered with Agricultural Hemp Solutions and IND Hemp on the Fiber & Grain Hemp Campaign!
The Hemp Exemption Act, which will break down barriers for farmers interested in participating in the hemp industry. It’s time that we reduce the burden on hemp farmers who grow for grain and fiber.
New Jobs Board
We are excited to announce our new job board that is specifically aimed at the hemp industry. The NHA Job Board is a one stop shop where NHA members can locate hemp professionals or locate jobs in the industry.
Farm Bill Initiatives
NHA is working for changes to the 2023 Farm Bill. The top prorities are:
- Grain & Fiber Hemp Exemption
- Hemp Grain for Animal Feed
- Raise THC Limit to 1%
Hemp Innovations foundation (HIF)
HIF is NHAs sister 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to growing the hemp industry through Education and Research.
Your tax-deductible donations make the work at HIF possible. All proceeds go towards funding new educational
resources, research and our offering of innovation grants.
How Can You Help?
At the end of the day, what the hemp industry really needs is, drum roll please…reasonable regulations.
Well that’s not sexy, but it’s what we all need, and often where the real progress comes from. We need government working with farmers and manufacturers to build a stable, profitable industry, bring economic development to rural communities, and create truly sustainable innovation.
Anyone who’s been in this space for even 5 minutes understands the headaches and hoops the hemp industry goes through. And until these regulations come to pass, there won’t be a thriving hemp industry in the US.
Do you want clothes made from American-grown hemp? Do you want healthy food, clean soils and water, cleaner air and renewable, cost-efficient building supplies free from plastic? Then you want reasonable regulations.
Join NHA and support our mission to get this stuff done. Help economic development in rural communities. Help grow American industry.
Let’s build a sustainable future together.
Become A Member
Our membership includes farmers, entrepreneurs, processors, manufacturers, researchers, investors, organizations, and businesses of all sizes who have entered the emerging hemp industry.
The National Hemp Association is a non-profit organization. With your help, we can help fulfill our mission of supporting all aspects of the hemp industry, educating people about the uses for hemp, and making industrial hemp legal at the federal level.
Volunteers receive a free individual membership, which gives access to the membership directory, resources for hemp legislation, state affiliate opportunities and more. Plus, stay connected with companies and experts that are already established in the industry.
NHA Standing Committees
We believe the only way to grow and progress in this promising industry is to become a united front. Developing these different but important initiatives adds value and support from the National Hemp Association and the subcommittees formed. From social equity to domestic hemp organizations to international collaborations, we believe this is how we secure an equitable, cooperative, and innovative industry.
Forecrops Deliver More Value Than Cover Crops
King’s AgriSeeds research in hemp cultivation has shown that fall planted cover crops can have positive, neutral, or even negative influence on hemp. Ideally, cover crops conserve soil and enhance soil health. Tim Fritz, President of King’s AgriSeeds in Lancaster,...
SCOHO at World Ag Expo
This year the WAE23 was the biggest yet. More than 100k visitors attended the world’s largest Farm Expo; in Tulare, California. The Hemp Exhibit was hosted by the California Hemp Association / Foundation, which included the National Hemp Association (NHA) the Standing...
Rocking the Capitol: NHA Team Advances Critical Legislation in D.C.
Recently, NHA Chair Geoff Whaling, Board Member and Legislative Council Courtney Moran, and Executive Director Erica Stark took to the capitol to continue discussions surrounding the 2023 Farm Bill. Their primary focus was the Industrial Hemp Act of 2023, a critical...