Hemp Cultivation, Processing & Extraction News


Trade coalition asks SBA to include hemp farmers in coronavirus stimulus loan package

A coalition of hemp trade associations wants assurance that farmers – and particularly hemp farmers – will be eligible for key assistance programs under to help with business disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Eight hemp organizations sent a joint letter to Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza on behalf of the 17,000 licensed hemp farmers […]

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California hemp grower sues sheriff, alleges illegal destruction of plants

A California hemp grower is suing a sheriff’s office, alleging the authorities destroyed about 500 acres of their plants, which the company estimates were worth $1 billion, according to the lawsuit. The federal lawsuit filed Friday calls the demolition of the plants “one the largest wholesale destructions of personal property by government entities in the history […]

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Hemp and CBD companies step up to donate hand sanitizer, supplies in battle against coronavirus

Private and public companies nationwide have rallied to donate money and supplies in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic – hemp and CBD companies among them. At such an unprecedented time in world history, hemp and CBD companies are pitching in and doing their part by: Donating medical supplies like gloves and masks Donating profits […]

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Neptune Wellness Solutions appoints two new board members

A Quebec, Canada-based supplements company announced the installment of two new members to the company’s board of directors. Neptune Wellness Solutions of Laval, Quebec, on Tuesday said Joseph Buaron and Michael A. de Geus were joining the company’s board. Buaron has two decades of experience as a chief technology officer, while de Geus is a […]

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Farmers missing out on small business coronavirus relief package, Congress says

Farmers who say they’re not getting needed assistance from federal coronavirus relief are looking to Congress to change an oversight keeping them from accessing help from the Small Business Administration. Eighty-six members of Congress wrote to SBA administrator Jovita Carranza on Thursday asking for “immediate attention and swift action” to ensure that farms receive the economic relief […]

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Historic hemp records donated to University of Kentucky

A trove of business records from a 20th-century Kentucky hemp processor are now in the hands of the University of Kentucky. A family in Bourbon County donated some 17 boxes of records from the family decortication and processing business that operated from roughly 1900 to 1940. The university’s Special Collections Library will clean and archive the […]

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Alaska’s hemp industry set to go live through online-only registrations

Farmers, processors and retailers in Alaska can start applying for hemp registrations Monday after the industry officially launches on April 4. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all registrations must be submitted electronically through the Alaska Division of Agriculture’s website. Agriculture officials in Alaska used a social media broadcast to lay out new rules for the […]

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