These are heady times not just for hemp farmers and entrepreneurs, but for the folks who have been working for the industry for years. This year for its annual conference, the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is bringing in Doug Fine to deliver the rollicking HEMP BOUND live event to an audience of industry professional. There he’ll detail the tri-cropping model he describes in HEMP BOUND: a blueprint for the return of a billion-dollar agricultural economy and a model for energy independence. Location and Doug’s speaking times coming soon. A day of Capitol Hill lobbying follows the conference. The final push to nationwide commercial hemp cultivation is on.