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Industrial Hemp

Vegreville has emerged as a global investment destination for industrial hemp seed, fibre and CBD, processing and manufacturing and has the proven “Northern Advantage” for growing hemp for fibre with long summer days and is well suited to grow industrial hemp varieties. The region’s high yields of fibre biomass are prized by the multitude of companies looking to convert these feedstocks into a wide range of products. 

Farmers in the Vegreville region have been very innovative in growing and harvesting hemp as they see the potential in placing hemp in their rotation as a profitable crop that also sequesters carbon.

The InnoTech Alberta facility at Vegreville conducts the majority of the province's research on hemp and is equipped with a decorticator (pilot scale). At present, the fibre it produces through decortication is quickly purchased by companies in Alberta. 

The Vegreville Seed Cleaning plant has the capabilities for cleaning hempseed for advanced hemp seed processing. 

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Vegreville Industrial Hemp Profile

Vegreville features:

  • Industrial hemp research/decortication facilities 
  • Access to Highway 36 a main north/south corridor connecting to the U.S. & Mexican Markets
  • Highway 16 (east/west) corridor connects to the west coast/Asian markets 
  • Lower operating costs / Shovel-ready land  please visit Available Land/Buildings