State agriculture officials in California announced on Monday an emergency action to extend the harvest window from within 15 days after sampling to within 30 days, after California farmers cried foul on the state’s earlier changes that were restrictive and out of line with national hemp production rules.Read More
Laura has specialized in agricultural journalism for the past 20 years. Most recently she served as the editor of a B2B publication and multimedia properties focused on productivity, efficiency and profitability in commercial greenhouse cultivation. She has reported on multiple aspects of specialty crops including floriculture, fruit, vegetables, citrus and cannabis. She also has served extensively on various horticulture industry association boards. Laura is a Michigan State University graduate and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.
California-based outdoor apparel company Patagonia and the state of Colorado are bringing together a hemp industry coalition that includes, farmers, machinery manufacturers, textile producers and hemp researchers.Read More
Federal environmental regulators keen on developing sustainable building options have awarded a grant worth nearly $100,000 to a Washington company that makes bricks out of industrial hemp.Read More
A London-based “buy-and-build” global cannabinoid group launched Tuesday after its acquisition of Denver-based CBD brand Press Pause, a brand focused on developing CBD products for women.Read More
The American Herbal Products Association, a national trade association within the herbal products industry, has published a new resource to support standardized terminology within the nascent hemp industry and the cultivation, processing, manufacturing and labeling of hemp and its derived products.Read More
An Indianapolis businessman plans to plead guilty to federal charges alleging that he operated a fraudulent investment scheme involving more than 100 people who invested more than $11 million — and used $4 million of the funds to bankroll hemp companies.Read More
Hemp is a natural fit in the wellness space.Read More
(This is the fourth in a series focused on cultivation planning for marijuana and hemp growers. The latest installment is available here.) Conditions aren’t always ideal for hemp and marijuana growers to transplant young plants. Inclement weather, delayed labor or transplanting equipment and a host of other delays can leave cultivators facing a harrowing wait to get […]Read More
The U.S. hemp textiles supply chain has to start somewhere, so it might as well begin with t-shirts, according to one North Carolina-based screen printer.Read More
Early results of an industry-sponsored, human-safety study on hemp-derived CBD consumption show no evidence of liver toxicity or disease in its 839 participants.Read More
Federal agriculture officials are opening up more economic assistance to farmers feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and related market disruptions.Read More
The process for regulating CBD was dealt another setback Tuesday with the resignation of Dr. Amy Abernethy from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, who will leave the agency in mid- to late-April according to a memo from acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock.Read More
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February Update: Kristen Nichols Interviews HIA Executive Director Jody McGinnessKristen Nichols gets an update on the state of the hemp industry from HIA executive director, Jody McGinness.
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