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.

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NHA Initiatives

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.

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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.

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Hemp Exemption

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.

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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.

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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%
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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.

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.

NHA and HFC are motivated to benefit the entire industry by opening new markets for hemp and its co-products by gaining federal approval for its use as an animal feed ingredient. Historically, we have successfully worked on projects together and recognize the opportunity to share resources and expand the footprint of advocacy and education centered around hemp as a nutritious animal feed product.



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