I'm in the Arctic Future, poaching on the next era. I finished a province and was rewarded by a source of hemp. Is it a little late for rope making? Am I being punished for poaching? Will hem suddenly turn out to be valuable?
Sorry I mean OF. I didn't read your original post just remembered the 'poaching' part. Just substitute Oceanic Future in my post. TE is unrefined for OF.
The papercrete factory (tomorrow era) requires Hemp to be boosted. Papercrete is required to make Coral in a Coral breeder (Oceanic Future) This is why it gave you that boost from conquering an OF map sector.