Western Fiber Processing & Development Center

Forestry Products, HEMP, COTTON, PISTACHIO, ALMONDS & any other natural waste you can think of...

Converted Cotton Gin in Lemoore California - a joint effort between Western Fiber and the West Island Cotton Growers Co-op

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A VERY special thank you to our friends and mentors at the National Center for appropriate technology, together we can!

West Island Cotton Gin - NOW Processing HEMP!

Learning from Western Fiber

"How to Process Hemp into Fiber & Create your Own Market"

Learning from Western Fiber: How to Process Hemp into Fiber and Create your Own Market.
Western Fiber is creating new markets for industrial hemp products, and they want to inspire others to do the same. This video demonstrates how Western Fiber is growing industrial hemp and processing it into fiber, building materials, feed, and seed, as well as and others can follow suit.

A California tie that binds - Tom Pires

Tom is a collaborator with Western Fiber. "I am a farmer in the San Joaquin Valley in central California. Due to the overheated and drought stricken conditions, which have become our (farmers & livestock owners) mournful reality as the result of water insufficiency; I have modified a cotton gin and retrofitted the equipment to produce an array of commodities, from textiles to animal feed."

I will attach a YouTube video showing exactly what I have put into action.

The future farmers and livestock companies do not have to struggle anymore in the austere circumstance many of us have been facing. My team is trying to freely get anew knowledge out to the public on how to adapt to climate change.

We are working with Huron’s Mayor, Rey Leon to collaborate with their city counsel. Huron is one of the many communities in the Central San Joaquin Valley suffering from the effects of climate change, in turn resulting in reduction of surface irrigation water. In the case of Westlands federal water district, 150k-200k out of 550,000 of prime agricultural land is currently left idled/un-farmed. Huron amongst many other townships dependent upon agriculture can be rescued from these bleak conditions. I have found a solution that is pertinent to the position we are in. The future of agriculture will embrace new methods to move forward utilizing limited resources. For example, I have converted to drip irrigation that has reduced water usage by 50% and at the same time doubled my crop production. Our team has grown beautiful industrial hemp putting us in the Guinness book of world records for the tallest hemp plant in the world. We have produced yields up to eight tons an acre of dry matter in these abominable drought conditions.

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw
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