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MISSOURI
HEMP
PRODUCERS

STRENGTHENING MISSOURI’S
NUMBER ONE INDUSTRY FROM
AGRICULTURE

MO PRODUCERS LAUNCH
STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Missouri’s hemp producers are leading efforts to expand Missouri agriculture markets to open new avenues for hemp production. Hemp is an incredibly versatile plant used to create and manufacture diverse products which benefit people’s lives including textiles, health foods and health products, biodegradable plastics and construction materials.

TAKING ACTION.

The Missouri Hemp Producers Association will monitor, comment, and take action on the USDA regulations which will be issued under
their forthcoming Hemp Implementation Plan.

Hemp producers from across the state have joined together to form the Missouri Hemp Producers Association (MHPA), a nonprofit, aimed at protecting the interests of Missouri Hemp Producers while creating a thriving marketplace through research, communication and legislative advocacy.

We will move hemp production forward to be the best state in the nation for production, producers, and products.

WE ARE EVANGELISTS

The Missouri Hemp Producers
Association will work to minimize
risk and misinformation for
producers and consumers
throughout Missouri.

“We’re focused on balancing free-market principles with reasonable protections to make hemp production a vital part of Missouri’s number one industry, agriculture,” said Tom Raffety, president of MHPA. “Historically, hemp is an adaptable crop used to create many practical products used in our daily lives and now is the time to ensure our state’s policies allow this market to thrive sustainably and economically.”
Raffety says the producers are working to educate lawmakers about the crop and its applications based on research.
“Hemp is an emerging opportunity and I expect Missouri agriculture to be at the forefront of new and innovative technologies,” said Missouri House of Representatives Speaker Pro Tem John Wiemann, R-O’Fallon. “The Missouri Hemp Producers Association will be a strong, consistent educator in this new space.”

MEMBERS OF THE
STATEWIDE NONPROFIT
ORGANIZATION
INCLUDE:

“We will work to create a
statewide environment to help
employ Missouri producers,
develop markets for products,
and to educate our consumers.”

TOM RAFFETY

TOM RAFFETY

President of Charleston

PETER ROST JR.

PETER ROST JR.

Vice President of New Ma'drid

JEREMY NOTHDURFT

JEREMY NOTHDURFT

Secretary/Treasurer of Cape Girardeau

NEAL BREDEHOEFT

NEAL BREDEHOEFT

of Alma

JAMES MARSHALL

JAMES MARSHALL

of Cape Girardeau

GET IN TOUCH


CONTACT

Tom Raffety

CALL

(573) 233-2165

ADDRESS

1550 Greenbrier Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

Missouri Hemp Producers Association Salutes Legislators; Welcomes Bright Future for Growers

Jefferson City – The future of hemp production in Missouri is much brighter thanks to the leadership of Senator Mike Cunningham (R-Marshfield), Representative Rick Francis (R-Perryville), and Representative Don Rone (R-Portageville) who have worked to pass laws advancing our state’s newest agricultural industry.

“Missouri hemp growers will now have greater freedoms to grow as previous acreage restrictions have been removed,” said Tom Raffety, from Charleston, Missouri and President of the Missouri Hemp Producers Association. “Additionally, our friends and partners who are researching hemp at our universities in Missouri have now had restrictions, barriers, and limitations removed from their important progress.”

SB 133, an omnibus agriculture bill which has been sent to Governor Mike Parson – a farmer and rancher, himself – contains the provisions related to industrial hemp production in Missouri. Hemp is an incredibly versatile plant used to create and manufacture diverse products which benefit people’s lives including textiles, health foods and health products, biodegradable plastics and construction materials.

The Missouri Hemp Producers Association will also continue to monitor, comment, and take action on the USDA regulations which will be issued under their forthcoming Hemp Implementation Plan.

Hemp producers from across the state have joined together to form the Missouri Hemp Producers Association (MHPA), a nonprofit, aimed at protecting the interests of Missouri Hemp Producers while creating a thriving marketplace through research, communication and legislative advocacy.

“We will move hemp production forward in Missouri to be the best state in the nation for production, producers, and products,” said Raffety. “This soon-to-be law is one more indication of the great possibilities for this great product in our great state!”

Visit MoHempProducers.com for more information. #MoLeg #Hemp#MoHemp

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