Delta Agriculture Launches Hemp Fiber Line
Delta Agriculture, an industrial producer and processor of hemp raw goods, has launched a hemp fiber line, marking a transitional growth from leader in hemp flower production into a full-scale industrial hemp supplier. The company also unveiled a new logo as part of an extensive rebrand initiative focused on its goal to make hemp the nation’s leading raw good supply source, with the ultimate mission to ensure America’s trajectory towards a carbon-negative future.
“Hemp is a miracle crop – it removes carbon from the air, it nourishes the soil, it is renewable, and it can be used to produce biodegradable versions of an endless number of the goods we rely upon every day,” said Delta Agriculture CEO George Overbey. “At Delta Ag, we have the technology to efficiently process all parts of the hemp plant – flower, grain, and fiber – and we are currently producing flower and fiber at scale, with capacity for seed processing not far behind. Delta Ag is currently the nation’s top supplier of hemp, scaling at pace to eventually produce enough raw goods to be a sustainable alternative to petroleum-derived plastics and other non-renewable products that currently contribute to global pollution and waste. Delta Ag is harnessing the power of the hemp plant to make a carbon-negative future possible right here at home and one day, globally.”
Following the 2018 Farm Bill’s authorization of hemp production federally, and most recently the legalization of hemp farming in several states, Delta Agriculture possesses proprietary technology to process all parts of the hemp plant – flower, grain, and fiber – at scale. Currently operating more than 5,000 acres of farmland in West Texas, Kentucky, and Colorado, Delta Agriculture is on target to plant 10,000 acres this year and scale to more than 25,000 acres in 2022.
“As more and more companies seek to reduce their environmental footprint and cut their carbon output, Delta Agriculture is building the infrastructure to make that possible,” said Delta Agriculture chairman John Paul Merritt. “Our team is applying a ‘big ag’ business model to usher global manufacturing into modern times – just as efficient but without the waste and pollution that petroleum-based plastics and other non-renewable goods inflict on our environment. We are providing manufacturers and retailers a real working solution to carbon offsets, rather than the ineffective short-term approach of buying carbon credits, and we are doing it while creating American jobs.”
Delta Agriculture’s “big ag” approach to the hemp industry is unlike any other in the market currently. Vertically integrated from genetics to raw goods to provide end-users with a consistent and stable supply, Delta Ag is the only company mass producing hemp for industries looking to transition to renewable raw goods as a means to offset their carbon footprint and reduce their industrial waste. Because of the hemp plant’s short harvest cycle, Delta Agriculture can quickly expand acreage to meet industry demands as they arise.
The company utilizes proprietary genetics to maximize the effectiveness of their hemp seed, which is harvested and perfected at a 50,000 square foot genetics lab in Delta, Colorado – vertically integrated from genetics to raw goods in order to provide end-users with a consistent and stable supply.
Because hemp absorbs 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide directly from the environment with every 10,000 acres planted, Delta Agriculture’s operations are carbon negative at the outset, offering the largest players in global manufacturing a raw good that is high in protein, renewable, and eliminates carbon waste.