Since passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD has risen to the forefront of American consciousness as an alternative health and wellness supplement, and research finds that a growing number of consumers are using it to replace their prescription and over-the-counter drugs. A national January 2019 Consumer Reports survey of more than 4,000 CBD users […]Read More
2018 Farm Bill Report
The hemp industry experienced a seismic shift with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill: Cultivation of hemp is now federally legal, and so is hemp-derived CBD. Hemp Industry Daily breaks down the new rules for you in our SPECIAL REPORT on the future state of the industry, 2018 Farm Bill: What’s Next for Hemp?DOWNLOAD NOW
More than 1,000 hemp professionals gathered in New Orleans between June 12 and 14 at the first Hemp Industry Daily Conference.Read More
(This is the last installment in a five-part series examining the shortage of feminized hempseeds and clones and its effects on the hemp industry. To read the previous installments, click here.) The breeding of hemp varieties is ramping up among plant breeders and at hemp farms with established research-and-development departments. In more humid areas of […]Read More
As the number of states approving hemp production increases, so does the demand for certified, feminized hempseed and clones for CBD production.
Established hemp farmers and breeders are working to develop new plant varieties that will work in the unique climates and microclimates throughout the different growing regions within the U.S.Read More
When the 2018 Farm Bill passed in December, it opened up myriad new opportunities for hemp professionals, including better access to genetics.
But supply bottlenecks at the state level are sticking many farmers with varieties that have been certified within their state.Read More
Hemp farmers looking to capitalize on the lucrative demand for high-CBD hemp varieties may still be able to salvage their 2019 season even though the industry is seeing a shortage in feminized seeds and clones.
Hemp production experts suggest planting non-feminized seeds and culling male plants early, or planting larger-sized clones later in the season, if farmers can find any available.Read More
Hemp planting season is here, and record numbers of farmers are excited to get started with a promising new crop.
But as some states are pushing to wrap up legislation to pass hemp cultivation laws in time for farmers to participate in the 2019 season, a big question is resonating across the market: Are there enough feminized hempseeds and clones to go around?Read More
Count Greg Wilson among those who believe hemp could bring a new business opportunity to an old industry.
After 15 years working in China on bamboo and oak products, Wilson had an idea when the 2014 Farm Bill opened opportunities to grow hemp in the United States.Read More
Hemp is technically legal in the United States, but the industry has a long way to go before the market truly develops. And that may be a very good thing, Kristen Nichols, editor of Hemp Industry Daily, said Wednesday as the inaugural Hemp Industry Daily Conference opened in New Orleans. “It’s great to be immature!” […]Read More
California’s hemp and marijuana industries moved a few inches closer together Wednesday when state senators advanced a bill to both formally legalize hemp-derived CBD food and beverage products for sale and allow licensed MJ companies to enter the hemp CBD sector. The measure was passed by the Senate Health Committee on a unanimous vote and now […]Read More