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.
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%
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.
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.
The year began with insightful words and promise for the hemp industry from Secretary Vilsack. Throughout the year hemp research proposals and white papers became a pattern. Numerous and assorted studies on hemp have been shared through scholarly articles, reports,...
Welcome to the National Hemp Association’s In Conversation Series where we highlight our business members and affiliates. In this installment, NHA Assistant Executive Director, Anna Chanthavongseng, interviews Veronica Fil of Grounded Foods Plant-based Cheese Made...
Based in D.C., the National Hemp Association (NHA) is a non-profit with a mission to support the growth and development of the hemp industry. NHA became a member of the Cool Farm Alliance late last year with the aim of leveraging the partnership to create a united...