(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the July issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Traditionally, industrial hemp has two main commercial uses: food and fiber. The two uses have distinctly different storage needs: Food: Hemp grain storage is often kept on-farm. Canada requires hemp grain to be stored in clean, dry, aerated and […]Read More
Storing hemp properly is arguably as important as planting, harvesting or any other step in the cultivation process, because it can be just as crucial to farmers looking to turn a profit.Read More
Hemptown Organics Corp., a vertically integrated, multistate hemp producer based in Central Point, Oregon, has acquired longtime nutraceutical manufacturer Kirkman Group for $5 million. With $6 million in existing annual revenue, Kirkman operates a 25,000-square-foot nutraceutical manufacturing facility that is Current Good Manufacturing Process (CGMP)-certified and licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according […]Read More
Large-scale greenhouse growers are swiftly entering the hemp market as they look for higher margins than they get from traditional produce and ornamental plants. It’s no secret that interest in hemp production is booming, and producers from all agricultural sectors are joining in the frenzy to grow the new crop as a hedge against the […]Read More
Hemp farmers in South Carolina now have temporary access to an arsenal of pesticides for the 2019 production season after state regulators approved a list of products suitable for hemp cultivation. The move eliminates a hurdle farmers have faced since the crop was cleared for production in the state earlier this year. Regulators from the […]Read More
Hoping to resolve the legal confusion surrounding the selling of CBD products, states are starting to leapfrog federal health regulators and give hemp entrepreneurs permission to put cannabis extracts in food, drinks and dietary supplements.
But the efforts aren’t reducing legal headaches for the hemp industry.Read More
Farmers are so bullish on hemp that growers from Wisconsin to Florida are making big investments even before federal agricultural regulators write the rules for how the plant can be grown and sold. The hemp boom conceals a nagging problem for hemp farmers and manufacturers alike – there is precious little information about how to […]Read More
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says it will complete federal rules for domestic hemp production by August. Although states and tribes began submitting their plans to the USDA for review starting the day after the 2018 Farm Bill was signed in December, the agency said in February it wouldn’t finalize rules until the 2020 growing season. Under […]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
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