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Stuart Cowan, Santa Fe Farms’ new hire, aims to bring ‘regenerative’ business practices to New Mexico hemp company

Santa Fe Farms president of advanced carbons division and chief science officer Stuart Cowan By Collin Krabbe  –  Technology reporter, Albuquerque Business First Jul 20, 2021 New Mexico hemp company Santa Fe Farms plans to expand the types of services it offers, and is seeking to use plant waste the restore carbon in the earth. To help do so, it recently brought on Stuart Cowan as president of advanced carbons division and chief science officer. Cowan brings experience as general partner of a professional services firm that applies complex living systems models and frameworks to regenerate communities, ecosystems, and organizations. He also brings financial experience

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Hemp could benefit from a pivot to regenerative agriculture, advocates say

By Laura Drotleff Many farmers rushing in to profit from hemp over the past few years were burned badly. Some recorded massive economic losses because of the learning curve associated with the plant, others because contracts or processors fell through. Still more suffered crop loss, a perennial risk in agriculture. Hemp advocates are looking for ways to convince burned farmers to grow it again, and a focus on hemp’s potential role in regenerative agriculture might be the key. According to the European Industrial Hemp Association, the crop is twice as effective at carbon sequestration as trees and gobbles carbon at a rate of 6 tons

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Veteran executive joins Santa Fe Farms as its chief strategy officer

Jun 3, 2021 Santa Fe Farms, a New Mexico hemp company, names veteran executive as its chief strategy officer – Albuquerque Business First A New Mexico hemp company has named a veteran executive as its chief strategy officer who will drive future acquisitions, expansion and investment opportunities. Kimberly Kovacs joined Santa Fe Farms this month. Most recently she was CEO and chair of the Arcview Group, a Bay Area-based company that works with companies in the cannabis and hemp industries. Kovacs said the opportunity will allow her to continue efforts to find sustainable solutions to address global carbon reduction and

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Hemp Bricks an Immediate Solution to the Native American Permanent Housing Crisis

April 2, 2021 Imagine having to breath embalming fluid every day just to have a place to live. You could be forgiven for thinking that maybe your country considers you an acceptable loss.  By Clayton Turner, Founder and Chief Visionary, HPLC There are many problems facing Native American Tribes in the United States, healthcare, employment, food security, education, and very importantly permanent housing.   Despite being the longest tenants of the land, they are often left out of participation in the same credit economy as folks not on tribal land due to something called Sovereign Immunity.  In another life I was

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Celebrating Women in Hemp – Business Leaders Edition

by NHA | Mar 29, 2021 | Hemp History, HEMP NEWS, NHA NEWS March is Women’s History Month and The National Hemp Association (NHA) throughout the month is celebrating the women who helped establish the hemp industry and by doing so have made history. This is the last of three installments which focuses on women business leaders. The first edition celebrated women in governments and the second edition focused on industry advocates and educators. The days of companies being led only by men are ending. However there are still significant challenges for business leaders that wear heels. Some challenges are subtle, and others are overt. The most glaring challenge for

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Colorado genetics specialist acquired by New Mexico’s Santa Fe Farms

By HEMPTODAY® On March 11, 2021 Original article: https://hemptoday.net/colorado-genetics-specialist-acquired-by-new-mexicos-santa-fe-farms/ Genetics specialist High Grade Hemp Seed (HG) of Colorado has been acquired by Santa Fe Farms, a New Mexico company that has mapped out a broad-based industrial hemp portfolio. Sante Fe acquires HG’s significant seed inventory of proven hemp varieties, a strong background in R&D of new industrial and hybrid strains, and an established network of U.S. and international customers. HG has distribution in Europe through Swiss Cannabinoid, Stabio, Switzerland. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. HG is a fit, in part, based on Santa Fe’s existing Latin American joint venture with AgribiotecnologÍa de

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Hemp, First Nations, and the Future of Sustainability

By Olivia Cruz  –  for SXSW On 03/3/2021 Original article: https://www.sxsw.com/news/2021/hemp-first-nations-and-the-future-of-sustainability/ Hemp is empowering indigenous people—providing them with better housing, more control over their natural resources, and generating a self-reliant system of jobs. High Grade Hemp Seed, a leader in hemp genetics, sat down with Roger Fragua, CEO of Cota Holdings, to discuss the impact that hemp has had on his tribe, from eco-friendly hemp fiber building materials to new jobs in hemp farming and extraction. “Hemp doesn’t just represent cultivating plants, but really cultivating ideas and cultivating new businesses and coming in with a fully integrated approach, and that makes a lot of

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New Mexico hemp company has big plans for hiring, expanded facilities after acquisition deal

By Collin Krabbe  –  Technology reporter , Albuquerque Business First Sep 23, 2020, 3:34pm EDT Original article: https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2020/09/23/santa-fe-farms-acquires-fathom-nm.html A newly formed New Mexico hemp company has plans for a multi-million dollar expansion in Albuquerque following a deal that closed earlier this month. Santa Fe Farms acquired Albuquerque-based hemp services company Fathom NM on Sept. 1 after about five months of negotiations, said Santa Fe Farms Founder and CEO Steven Gluckstern. Santa Fe Farms now has more than 40 employees, he said. Founded in 2019, Santa Fe Farms is creating cannabinoid products for personal, medical and wellness use, its website says. Terms of the deal were

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NM hemp companies join forces

BY STEPHEN HAMWAY / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER Published: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 4:08pmUpdated: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 3:10pm Apodaca and Santa Fe Farms CEO Steven Gluckstern said their goal was to build a more vertically integrated company that could help propel New Mexico’s hemp industry forward. READ MORE: https://www.abqjournal.com/1499003/nm-hemp-companies-join-forces.htm

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Stuart Cowan, Santa Fe Farms’ new hire, aims to bring ‘regenerative’ business practices to New Mexico hemp company

Santa Fe Farms president of advanced carbons division and chief science officer Stuart Cowan By Collin Krabbe  –  Technology reporter, Albuquerque Business First Jul 20, 2021 New Mexico hemp company Santa Fe Farms plans to expand the types of services it offers, and is seeking to use plant waste the restore carbon in the earth. To help do so, it recently brought on Stuart Cowan as president of advanced carbons division and chief science officer. Cowan brings experience as general partner of a professional services firm that applies complex living systems models and frameworks to regenerate communities, ecosystems, and organizations. He also brings financial experience

Read More »

Hemp could benefit from a pivot to regenerative agriculture, advocates say

By Laura Drotleff Many farmers rushing in to profit from hemp over the past few years were burned badly. Some recorded massive economic losses because of the learning curve associated with the plant, others because contracts or processors fell through. Still more suffered crop loss, a perennial risk in agriculture. Hemp advocates are looking for ways to convince burned farmers to grow it again, and a focus on hemp’s potential role in regenerative agriculture might be the key. According to the European Industrial Hemp Association, the crop is twice as effective at carbon sequestration as trees and gobbles carbon at a rate of 6 tons

Read More »

Veteran executive joins Santa Fe Farms as its chief strategy officer

Jun 3, 2021 Santa Fe Farms, a New Mexico hemp company, names veteran executive as its chief strategy officer – Albuquerque Business First A New Mexico hemp company has named a veteran executive as its chief strategy officer who will drive future acquisitions, expansion and investment opportunities. Kimberly Kovacs joined Santa Fe Farms this month. Most recently she was CEO and chair of the Arcview Group, a Bay Area-based company that works with companies in the cannabis and hemp industries. Kovacs said the opportunity will allow her to continue efforts to find sustainable solutions to address global carbon reduction and

Read More »

Hemp Bricks an Immediate Solution to the Native American Permanent Housing Crisis

April 2, 2021 Imagine having to breath embalming fluid every day just to have a place to live. You could be forgiven for thinking that maybe your country considers you an acceptable loss.  By Clayton Turner, Founder and Chief Visionary, HPLC There are many problems facing Native American Tribes in the United States, healthcare, employment, food security, education, and very importantly permanent housing.   Despite being the longest tenants of the land, they are often left out of participation in the same credit economy as folks not on tribal land due to something called Sovereign Immunity.  In another life I was

Read More »

Celebrating Women in Hemp – Business Leaders Edition

by NHA | Mar 29, 2021 | Hemp History, HEMP NEWS, NHA NEWS March is Women’s History Month and The National Hemp Association (NHA) throughout the month is celebrating the women who helped establish the hemp industry and by doing so have made history. This is the last of three installments which focuses on women business leaders. The first edition celebrated women in governments and the second edition focused on industry advocates and educators. The days of companies being led only by men are ending. However there are still significant challenges for business leaders that wear heels. Some challenges are subtle, and others are overt. The most glaring challenge for

Read More »

Colorado genetics specialist acquired by New Mexico’s Santa Fe Farms

By HEMPTODAY® On March 11, 2021 Original article: https://hemptoday.net/colorado-genetics-specialist-acquired-by-new-mexicos-santa-fe-farms/ Genetics specialist High Grade Hemp Seed (HG) of Colorado has been acquired by Santa Fe Farms, a New Mexico company that has mapped out a broad-based industrial hemp portfolio. Sante Fe acquires HG’s significant seed inventory of proven hemp varieties, a strong background in R&D of new industrial and hybrid strains, and an established network of U.S. and international customers. HG has distribution in Europe through Swiss Cannabinoid, Stabio, Switzerland. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. HG is a fit, in part, based on Santa Fe’s existing Latin American joint venture with AgribiotecnologÍa de

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Hemp, First Nations, and the Future of Sustainability

By Olivia Cruz  –  for SXSW On 03/3/2021 Original article: https://www.sxsw.com/news/2021/hemp-first-nations-and-the-future-of-sustainability/ Hemp is empowering indigenous people—providing them with better housing, more control over their natural resources, and generating a self-reliant system of jobs. High Grade Hemp Seed, a leader in hemp genetics, sat down with Roger Fragua, CEO of Cota Holdings, to discuss the impact that hemp has had on his tribe, from eco-friendly hemp fiber building materials to new jobs in hemp farming and extraction. “Hemp doesn’t just represent cultivating plants, but really cultivating ideas and cultivating new businesses and coming in with a fully integrated approach, and that makes a lot of

Read More »

New Mexico hemp company has big plans for hiring, expanded facilities after acquisition deal

By Collin Krabbe  –  Technology reporter , Albuquerque Business First Sep 23, 2020, 3:34pm EDT Original article: https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2020/09/23/santa-fe-farms-acquires-fathom-nm.html A newly formed New Mexico hemp company has plans for a multi-million dollar expansion in Albuquerque following a deal that closed earlier this month. Santa Fe Farms acquired Albuquerque-based hemp services company Fathom NM on Sept. 1 after about five months of negotiations, said Santa Fe Farms Founder and CEO Steven Gluckstern. Santa Fe Farms now has more than 40 employees, he said. Founded in 2019, Santa Fe Farms is creating cannabinoid products for personal, medical and wellness use, its website says. Terms of the deal were

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NM hemp companies join forces

BY STEPHEN HAMWAY / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER Published: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 4:08pmUpdated: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 3:10pm Apodaca and Santa Fe Farms CEO Steven Gluckstern said their goal was to build a more vertically integrated company that could help propel New Mexico’s hemp industry forward. READ MORE: https://www.abqjournal.com/1499003/nm-hemp-companies-join-forces.htm

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