Published September 17, 2019
MORIARTY, N.M. — The City of Moriarty and Campo de Oro LLCare excited to announce and invite the surrounding East Mountain communities to the Hemp Harvest Forum presented at the Moriarty Civic Center in Moriarty, New Mexico, on October 3, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
The Hemp Harvest Forum is set as a dynamic educational venue to foster public dialogue about the state’s hemp program, sustainable hemp business practices and to inform the public about the environmental attributes of hemp and hemp consumer products. “This year farmers have ushered in a new era of hemp cultivation on American soil, reclaiming the virtues of hemp after nearly 80 years of prohibition. We are pushing the threshold of opportunity for future generations of farmers and consumers, and a narrative of healthy lifestyles, sustainable agriculture along with community and environmental stewardship,” said Jeremy P. Diaz, CEO, Campo de Oro LLC.
Hemp farmers of the Estancia Valley and 30 other counties will harvest for the first time this century. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) has issued 16 Hemp licenses in Torrance county. Hemp education is critical for communities to understand the positive environmental and economic impacts of this plant and hemps legal status both state and federally due to the 2018 Farm Bill. The NMDA and Agricultural Environmental Services Division, and the New Mexico Environment Division (NMED) have worked diligently to get the hemp program started on the right foot in 2019 and open economic opportunity for farmers, processors, distributors and businesses.
Jill Browning, N.M. Hemp Association Chair emphasized: “These educational community events are vital for New Mexicans to acquire the facts on the burgeoning hemp industry and to learn about the impact hemp is positioned to have environmentally and economically in their communities.”
The hemp market is poised to impact and revitalize rural communities and support a model for improving sustainable agriculture. “The City of Moriarty looks forward to the upcoming Hemp Forum to educate the City of Moriarty and the surrounding communities about the new hemp industry and share facts and statistics on the very highly regulated hemp industry. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday at the Civic Center!” said Ted Hart, Mayor of Moriarty. A hemp product display and a hemp inspired menu will be provided for guests to sample starting at 5 p.m. prior to the Hemp Forum commencing at 5:30 p.m. Contact Brenda Tapia, Marketing & Communications Manager, City of Moriarty for additional information at (505) 832-4406 or BTapia@cityofmoriartynm.gov.
Get the full scoop on topics of concentration presented by N.M. Hemp Association, USDA, NMDA, Scepter Labs, Campo de Oro LLC, Torrance County Sheriff’s Department, and agriculture attorney A. Blair Dunn planned for the upcoming Hemp Harvest Forum at https://www.moriartynm.gov/news.