November 10, 2014

Dungog farmers make hemp their business

The Maitland Mercury
The old Maxwell’s Timber Mill in Dungog could soon be a hemp processing facility.

A group of Dungog farmers who bought the mill last month believe they will be the first in the world to commercially produce high-strength hemp planks to make pallets for transporting goods.

...  They were approached by another company, Bio Fibre, earlier this year to produce high-strength hemp planks for pallets. 

Mr Doyle said there had been international interest in the product from the USA to China and domestic interest from the CSIRO. 

He believed the Dungog farmers would be the world’s first commercial producers of the plank.

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