Grow Opportunity

Alberta Hemp Alliance receives $300K government grant

July 8, 2021
By Grow Opportunity staff

The Alberta Hemp Alliance (AHA) has received a grant of $300,000 to establish a provincial industry association for hemp processing.

This one-time grant will be awarded over two years through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The goal is for AHA to build capacity and become a self-sustainable organization that supports the hemp industry of Alberta.

“Supporting the burgeoning hemp industry is important because it will provide producers new market opportunities and a way to diversify their rotation with this alternative crop,” Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. “From seed to straw, the opportunities to sell this crop are growing, with value added products ranging from food to biofuel to bioplastics and construction materials.”