$10 Million Grant to Empower Native American Tribes Through Sustainable Hemp-Based Economy Development

4w
3m read
Summary

The grant aims to support and develop the hemp-based economy within 13 Native American tribes. Ensuring access to adequate resources, research facilities, technology, and workforce development programs is key to overcoming these limitations.The $10 million grant awarded to the Global Hemp Innovation Center presents an unprecedented opportunity for Native American tribes to strategically develop and capitalize on a sustainable hemp-based economy. Some notable implications include economic growth, diversification of agricultural practices, sustainable development, and job creation within reservations.Developing a diversified and self-reliant economy is vital for the long-term progress of tribal communities. The collaboration also incorporates the USDA Agricultural Research Service and multiple businesses involved in hemp production.Implications of Developing a Hemp-Based EconomyA thriving hemp-based economy could present a range of benefits for Native American tribes and their local communities. Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center (GHIC) recently announced a $10 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Article Preview

Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center (GHIC) recently announced a $10 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grant aims to support and develop the hemp-based economy within 13 Native American tribes. The center will collaborate with these tribes to foster sustainable supply chains for hemp products based on requirements...

Read the full article @ Marijuana Index