Nottingham Farms is proud to bring back Hemp Farming to Pennsylvania after a prolonged absence that started in 1937 when Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act, which imposed taxed and regulations that made hemp production unfeasible for American farmers.This introduced an era of hemp prohibition that lasted more than 80 years. Even during that period, hemp served a very important role in the history of our country, particularly during World War II. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor cut off foreign supplies of Manila hemp fiber from the Philippines, creating an unprecedented demand for local hemp production. The USDA encouraged American farmers to grow hemp crops and the federal government formed the War Cannabis Industries Department to subsidize hemp cultivation during the war, which resulted in American farmers growing about a million acres of hemp across the country in support of the war effort. After the war ended, the government quickly terminated hemp subsidies and shut down all processing of plants, causing the hemp industry to disintegrate once again.
Nottingham Farms Hemp processing facility has begun accepting orders and will start processing this year. We are looking forward to our first growing season in 2020. Our processing facility offers full-service fibrous processing and oil extraction to produce a wide array of hemp-derived products including bast fiber, hemp hurd and full-spectrum, broad spectrum and isolate CBD Oil, crude or refined. Our processing times allow for a quick turnaround. We also offer brokerage and logistics services for hemp crops and hemp-derived products (including transportation to our facility and back to your farm, or alternatively to distribution points throughout the region), as well as training and consulting services for local hemp businesses.