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Farming has needed automation for decades. United States farmers have been producing crops the same way that some third-world countries have. Stalk Commodities was founded to implement automation in the most difficult farm production processes, and offer logistics services to make adoption of these technologies seamless.
Over the last three decades the terms organic, natural, green, and environmentally friendly have taken over the marketing sector in business. Use of these words hits close to home with consumers, and people seem willing to pay extra for products qualified to feature these terms. Stalk Commodities believes this trend will continue and even increase as “plant-based” products continue to sweep the nation.Read More
Hemp has proven useful in a variety of different industries. From fiber, to grain, to possible medical applications, the sky is the limit on how far this industry could reach into our daily lives. Because of its great variety of uses, there will be multiple paths to market for multiple varieties of the plant suited for these different applications. Stalk Commodities plans to expand our reach into this industry as much as possible to continue to provide farmers with economical solutions to labor issues, as well as a services for getting their crop purchased by downstream companies.Read More
Following the Farm Bill in 2014, a hemp pilot program was started to reintroduce the crop back into production in the U.S. Kentucky was formerly the foremost state in hemp production and is seeking to reclaim that status, “albeit for a different use.” Thanks to the state’s fertile farmland and suitable climate, the plant grows well in the region.Read More
Burley Tobacco has long been a cornerstone of Kentucky’s agriculture production and has supported many families in the state for generations. While the industry has taken a large hit in America due to health concerns and increased foreign production, the state still maintains a large place in the global tobacco market. With the excitement brought on by the legalization of industrial hemp, it is our belief that tobacco and hemp should co-exist in Kentucky, and for the first time in many years, farmers have an option for what they grow and now have the ability to hedge their crops by growing both.Read More