Tasmanian Hemp Is Making News!
While much of the hard work undertaken by the volunteer Board Members and those in the ranks of the Tasmanian Hemp Association goes unreported, we’ve had a bit of a welcome flurry of radio and print media coverage these past months.
On Monday 22nd June, our President Tim Schmidt was interviewed on ABC Radio's Tasmanian Country Hour talking about the growing pressure for lawmakers to allow our licensed farmers and processor to produce CBD hemp oil on a broadacre scale in the state for consumers.
You can hear what Tim had to say about this hot topic by jumping into the report at the 9:50 mark.
A few days later on the 26th June, the Tasmanian Country Newspaper published an article about our industry in what most of us thought would be the last ever print edition of this well-respected local publication.
In some exciting news for journalism, shortly after this supposedly final edition was printed, Font Public Relations (FPR) announced that they had acquired the newspaper from Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corp Australia.
In a quote from FPR: "...this means that instead of closing, the Tasmanian Country – the Voice of Rural Tasmania - will now continue to be published weekly. Now 100 per cent locally owned, 100 per cent locally produced and 100 per cent independently edited by Karolin MacGregor and reporter-at-large Roger Hanson". The THA think is great news, along with being very happy to see more information about the progress our Members and Supporters are driving in the local industry in the print media.
Then on Wednesday 22nd July, hemp-related news once again hit the airwaves as a joint University of Tasmania / AgriFutures research project that is being actively supported by the THA was discussed on Tasmanian Country Hour. Our association could not be doing the work we do without the ongoing support of our fee-and-levy paying members and are enormously appreciative of the part you all play in helping us progress the industry.