Delta operates a processing facility in Eddyville, Ky.
DALLAS — Delta Ag, the country’s largest industrial producer and processor of hemp raw goods, on Monday announced the launch of its hemp fiber line, marking a transitional growth from leader in hemp flower production into a full-scale industrial hemp supplier. Delta has farming programs and integrated processing facilities in Eddyville, Ky., Delta, Colo., and Slaton, Texas, and it manages the production of hemp from genetics all the way to distribution and has proprietary, patented technology to process all parts of the hemp plant — flower, grain, and fiber — at scale.
Delta Agriculture also unveiled a new logo as part of an extensive rebrand initiative focused on its goal to make hemp the nation’s leading raw good supply source, with the ultimate mission to ensure America’s trajectory towards a carbon-negative future.
Following the 2018 Farm Bill’s authorization of hemp production federally, and most recently the legalization of hemp farming in several states, Delta Agriculture possesses proprietary technology to process all parts of the hemp plant – flower, grain, and fiber – at scale. Currently operating more than 5,000 acres of farmland, Delta Agriculture is on target to plant 10,000 acres this year and scale to more than 25,000 acres in 2022.
“Our team is applying a ‘big ag’ business model to usher global manufacturing into modern times – just as efficient but without the waste and pollution that petroleum-based plastics and other non-renewable goods inflict on our environment,” said Delta Agriculture chairman John Paul Merritt. “We are providing manufacturers and retailers a real working solution to carbon offsets, rather than the ineffective short-term approach of buying carbon credits, and we are doing it while creating American jobs.”
Delta Ag is the only company mass producing hemp for industries looking to transition to renewable raw goods as a means to offset their carbon footprint and reduce their industrial waste. Because of the hemp plant’s short harvest cycle, Delta Agriculture can quickly expand acreage to meet industry demands as they arise.
The company utilizes proprietary genetics to maximize the effectiveness of their hemp seed, which is harvested and perfected at a 50,000 s.f. genetics lab in Delta, Colo.
Because hemp absorbs 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide directly from the environment with every 10,000 acres planted, Delta Agriculture’s operations are carbon negative at the outset, offering the largest players in global manufacturing a raw good that is high in protein, renewable and eliminates carbon waste.
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