North Carolina officials have agreed to ban smokable hemp production starting next summer. House and Senate negotiators finished work late Monday on a bill that includes the ban. The measure now awaits a final procedural vote before heading to the desk of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who has not said whether he supports or opposes the […]Read More
Farmers growing hemp would get a small cushion in THC limits under nationwide rules proposed Tuesday by federal agriculture regulators.Read More
Plant scientists at Purdue University have been selected to study organic production of hemp, a concern for most producers considering a lack of crop protection resources labeled for hemp production. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted nearly $1 million for researchers to: Develop organic practices for hemp production. Assess the integration of hemp […]Read More
Hemp farmers across the United States require many varieties of the plant, such as those conceived to grow in distinct climates or with certain traits desired by the end customers, among others.Read More
The median acreage planted by U.S. hemp operations decreased between 2018 and 2019 while the average size increased – a trend driven by both the risks and opportunities associated with hemp production. According to the 2019 Hemp & CBD Industry Factbook, the number of small-scale growers operating in the hemp space surged between 2018 and […]Read More
Louisiana farmers could grow hemp on up to 80,000 acres in 2020, up from zero this year, the state’s top agriculture chief said. But the growth, he noted, relies on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finishing work on new rules for production. Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain briefed state lawmakers Wednesday about hemp prospects […]Read More
The governor of Maine is joining hemp producers in pushing for federal agriculture authorities to release 2020 production rules. Gov. Janet Mills wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week, saying that federal inaction on hemp is leaving states “unfairly restricted” in the new industry. Hemp businesses, she said, are “receiving notices of […]Read More
A hemp processor based in central Indiana plans to build a $50 million facility in Westfield, bringing 100 new jobs to the area. BDX-Indiana, a CBD extraction company, operates a 63,000-square-foot facility in Indianapolis. The first phase of construction of the facility, which received a city tax abatement last month, will begin in December. The […]Read More
This story has been updated with a section discussing new import/export rules on live hemp plants. A California CBD manufacturer challenging the hemp policies of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency says hemp seizures are still taking place despite nationwide legalization and a federal judge’s assurance that border seizures of legal hemp are a thing […]Read More
Farmers across the United States who produced hemp this year are using any means necessary to sell crops that are either still waiting in their fields to be harvested or drying postharvest. From posting hemp for sale on LinkedIn to working with brokers, farmers this season are looking for strategies to profit from hemp even […]Read More
North Carolina is giving a hemp processor $100,000 to set up a new facility. Carolina Botanicals, a commercial processor of hemp biomass, will invest $3.46 million in its new processing plant in Tabor City, in Southeastern North Carolina. The plant is projected to create 30 jobs. The $100,000 grant comes from the One North Carolina […]Read More
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to bring the state’s hemp laws into compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill. The measure, which was signed Saturday and will take effect Jan. 1, updates the state’s definition of industrial hemp and terminology to match the federal language. It also requires the California Department of Food and Agriculture […]Read More
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